The Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia is said to have inspired Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel’s classic designs of the 1920s.

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The pioneering French designer may never have set foot in Russia, but a brief, passionate romance with Tsar Nicholas II’s cousin Dmitri Pavlovich introduced Chanel to the mysterious motifs of Slavic-Russian culture

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The Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia is said to have inspired Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel’s classic designs of the 1920s.
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