It wasn’t until Chanel turned 18 that the name she is most famous for came to be. Following her time at the convent she easily found work as a seamstress, fixing breeches for cavalry officers at a local tailor’s. Outgoing and charming, she befriended the officers and together they frequented a local pavillion, ‘La Rotonde’, in Moulins Park, attending decadent cabarets and concerts. Chanel soon secured a regular spot on stage, and though she only sang two songs, ‘Ko Ko Ri Ko’ and ‘Qui qu'a vu Coco’, she was a huge hit. The latter was her most popular, telling the tale of a lost dog, Coco. The nickname caught on and Gabrielle was soon going by her new stage name. Despite hoping to find success as a performer, Coco’s voice didn’t quite live up to her stage presence, and before long she had to turn back to fashion.