Sounds like a plot for a spoof but this was the name of the peace settlement that COCO CHANEL thought she was helping to broker during World War 2. Did someone check her temperature? She was a fashion designer with powerful friends, including Winston Churchill, but a peace broker – what a laugh.
Unfortunately some of the other revelations in a new book about Gabrielle Chanel are more serious claiming she was only one or two degrees of separation from Hitler himself through her relationships with various unsavoury characters. I have not read the book but the author claims she was a German spy and anti-semitic, even using the War to try and get rid of her Jewish business partners but they had out-smarted her and reviews of the book claim it is well researched and documented.
The current House of Chanel is of course keen to distance itself from its namesake but is it possible to do so and does it matter given that she is long gone? Gabrielle allegedly went into self imposed exile to Switzerland for 9 years to avoid prosecution so she knew she was involved in criminal activity even if she thought she could also be a peace broker.