Chanel started as the project of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, a young inventive French girl who sought to replace the corset with themes of casual luxury and comfort.
The ethics of these principles were worked out in Discours sur le bonheur, La Volupte, and L' Art de jouir, in which the end of life is found in the pleasures of the senses, and virtue is reduced to self-love.
Women have been decorated, notably Rosa Bonheur, Madame Curie and Madame Bartet.
The mathematical dream seems to have produced nothing; his poetical ambitions resulted in the poem called Le Bonheur (published posthumously, with an account of Helvetius's life and works, by C. F.
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