Coco Chanel Nazi Agent

Coco Chanel Nazi Agent

19th Post Challenge of 31


I had no idea Chanel’s dark side was as obsidian as a Nazi sympathiser and collaborator, a numbered Nazi agent working for the Abwehr, Germany’s military intelligence agency.


Author Hal Vaughan, a Paris-based American journalist, discovered the icon designer had an Abwehr label: Agent F-7124. She also had a code name: Westminster.


Damn naughty damsel!


Critics have long questioned Chanel’s links to the Nazis; she spent most of the war staying at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, sharing close quarters with Nazi general officers, agents, and spies, including Hermann Goering and Joseph Goebbels.


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“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.”

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”

“All men are children, and if you understand that, a woman understands everything.”



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