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Edmonde Charles-Roux
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Chanel style her first summer home after?
(a) The Paris Museum of Natural History.
(b) The orphanage she grew up in.
(c) Buckingham palace.
(d) Balsan's chateau.

2. During Chanel's Russian Period, what did she incorporate into her fashions?
(a) Crochet and macramé.
(b) French lace.
(c) Rhinestones.
(d) Furs and embroidery.

3. What was Chanel's signature scent developed during her Russian Period.
(a) Chanel No. 5.
(b) L'Heure Bleue.
(c) Pot Pourri.
(d) Bois des ÃŽles.

4. Who took it upon herself to help Chanel recover from Boy's death?
(a) Jeanne Leary.
(b) Adrienne Chanel.
(c) Suzanne d'Orlandi.
(d) Misia Godebska.

5. Who did Chanel choose as her lover from the 10th Chasseurs?
(a) Pablo Picasso.
(b) Boy Capel.
(c) Etienne Balsan.
(d) The Duke of Westminster.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did nostalgics lament about the direction of post-war fashion?

2. From where did Chanel gain much of her business in 1914?

3. What did Chanel design to sell at Biarritz?

4. What was distinctive about Clemenceau's manner of dress?

5. How did the press regard Chanel as she gained fame?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Chanel benefit from the invasion of France in 1914?

2. How did late eighteenth-century photographs of Chanel already exhibit her unique style?

3. What was life at Balsan's chateau like for Chanel?

4. How did Chanel use her friends to find commercial success?

5. In what way did Chanel's placement at a hosiery shop introduce her to high society?

6. Explain how Chanel used mannequins to promote her work.

7. Why was Boy Capel an ideal match for Chanel?

8. What happened when Balsan found out about Chanel's relationship with Capel?

9. What was different about what Chanel wore to the racetrack?

10. What was special about Chanel's work for the 1924 dance operetta, Blue Train?

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