Archive for the Boy Capel Category

Boy Capel Spotted in Deauville 1913 - Posted April 27, 2015

Photos of Boy Capel are rare so it is interesting to come across one we may have missed. The pictures below are of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s first boutique in Deauville circa 1913. In one of the pictures she is standing at the door of her boutique between her sponsors Boy Capel seated on the left […]

Celebrities at home (Volume 3) MONSIGNOR CAPEL AT KENSINGTON - Posted January 26, 2012

An article about Boy Capel’s Uncle printed in 1878 Celebrities at home (Volume 3). April 1878. MONSIGNOR CAPEL AT KENSINGTON The white house standling: in “Wright’s Lane, almost shoulder to shoulder with the hideous red-brick Hospital for Boys, has undergone a change of late years both as to its title and its tenant. It was […]

Arthur J. Capel, Boy Capel’s father - Posted December 4, 2011

Following is information I have collected regarding Arthur J. Capel, Boy Capel’s father. Most of the popular biographies of Coco Chanel I have seen repeat inaccurate speculations about Boy Capel’s origins and parentage. However I have found that the information is there to be discovered if one is willing to delve in to publicly accessible […]

Arthur “Boy” Capel’s Shipping Line - Posted December 3, 2011

Captain Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel  CBE  (b 1881, d. 22 December 1919) Here is a collection of information I have collected in my searches for information about the Chanel – Boy Capel connection. We can determine that Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel was a man of means coming from a well-to-do family whose learned his trade […]

Mgr.Thomas John Capel (1836–1911), at Cedar Villa, Kensington, London - Posted

Abingdon House and the Catholic University College Source: To the west of Wright’s Lane at its south end lies Cheniston Gardens, a dour little development promoted between 1879 and 1885 by the Kensington building partnership of Taylor and Cumming. The site had previously been occupied by Abingdon House, one of the several Georgian ‘villas’ […]