The picture taken in 1959 shows
sitting in the center of her sofa with 8 friends,
most of them her models:
the actress Ghislaine Arsac,
the actress and Chanel model Marie-Hélène Arnaud,
the american actress and Chanel model Suzy Parker,
Princess Odile de Cröy, later social secretary of President Georges Pompidou,
Coco Chanel hersel,
the Chanel model Paule Rizzo,
Countess Mimi d'Arcangues,
and Paule de Mérindol ...
(photo by Willy Rizzo)
missing in the picture Odette de Blignères, another Chanel model,
that was not able to be in Paris that day.
Coco Chanel with models
having a glass of Champagne after a 1957 show.
In her later life Coco Chanel's models
were in some way her family.
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