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Title
Chanel - her life
Author
Justine Picardie
format
Hardback
Publisher
Steidl
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20110912

Coco Chanel (18831971) is one of the twentieth centurys most captivating personalities and a defining figure in fashion history. Yet whoever attempts to understand Chanels life is confronted by countless myths, half-truths and rumours. In this book Justine Picardie discovers the woman behind the legend, and tells Chanels story with a flair and clarity of which Coco herself would approve. Chanel Her Life explores every facet of Chanels universe: her fascinating private life as well as the famous icons of her fashion empire the tweed jacket, the little black dress, N 5 perfume, the pearls, the camellia The result is a comprehensive biography that reveals Chanels style to be the outcome of rigorous elegance, resolute self-belief and a determinedly unconventional stance. Picardie was granted access to Chanels archives and is the first author to have examined previously undiscovered private archives in the United Kingdom and France; and this unique knowledge underpins Chanel Her Life. The book, designed and with drawings by Karl Lagerfeld, is the definitive biography of the tantalisingly elusive Coco Chanel.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Fashion designers - France - Biography.|Women fashion designers - France - Biography.
Country of Publication
Germany
Number of Pages
395

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