How Coco Chanel changed the course of women’s fashion

Written by Marianna Cerini

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers. A milliner by training, she moved beyond hats to become a rebel and a trailblazer of the fashion world, creating a new sartorial style that freed women from corsets and lace frills by offering them sailor shirts and wide-leg pants instead.

“Nothing is more beautiful than freedom of the body,” she once said, and her designs lived by these words: Chanel’s silhouettes were fluid and androgynous, her designs loose and — in the case of her iconic little black dress, or LBD — democratic. She wanted women to move and breathe in her clothes, just like men did in theirs. Her work was, in many ways, a form of female emancipation.

Sunday marks 50 years since Chanel’s death, aged 87, though her legacy endures. As well as revolutionizing how we dress, she helped form

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A Lim Kim wins Women’s Open as +12500 longshot

A Lim Kim made the most of her U.S. Women’s Open debut, closing with three straight birdies to shock the field and win the final golf major of 2020 in stunning fashion.

The 25-year-old has two wins on the Korean LPGA Tour but was largely an unknown in the U.S. entering the week, making her first-ever appearance in an LPGA major. She teed off as a +12500 longshot according to oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook and those chances improved only slightly as weather pushed the tournament’s conclusion in Houston to Monday, as Kim stood at 1 over and five shots behind leader Hinako Shibuno. With the top leaders yet to begin the final round, Kim was still listed at +6600 when play resumed Monday morning at Champions Golf Club.

But Kim closed in style, shooting a 4-under 67 to tie the low round of the week including birdies on each

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