What did Coco Chanel do to make her famous?

Chanel revolutionised women's fashion. Before Chanel, women of a certain station in life were strapped into corsets, crinolines and wore heavily ornamented frocks that were made of stiff fabric. Chanel designed boxy style clothes that required no corset; she chose fabrics that flowed over the body, like jersey and tweed. Her skirt/dress lengths were short; her pants ranged from slim to bell bottom cut. We still wear clothes today that owe their existence to the wonderful mind of Chanel.