From humble beginnings (she grew up in a convent orphanage), Coco Chanel went on to become one of the most influential designers of all time. The French style icon redefined women’s fashion by offering a casual yet chic alternative to the restrictive attire of the early 20th century. Among her many achievements (we could wax lyrical about Chanel No. 5 all day), Coco is as famous for her sharp wit as she is for her timeless silhouettes. Here’s hoping that some of her sassiness will rub off on all of us.