Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

The Legend and the Life

Book - 2010/09/21
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Peels away the layers of romance and myth to reveal the woman who shaped modern fashion, drawing from research in the Chanel archives and an exclusive interview with Chanel's successor, Karl Lagerfeld.
Publisher: New York : itbooks, 2010/09/21
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061963858
Branch Call Number: B CHANEL
Characteristics: 343 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


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Jun 05, 2011

It was interesting to read this after seeing the movie "Coco Avant Chanel" which covers the early life of Chanel. Includes lots of Chanels private photos. Coco Chanel comes across as a very private person, who tried to live by her own rules.

wendybird Dec 17, 2010

If you're a fashion fan, this is a must-read. You'll notice how heavy the book is, once in hand : it contains high quality paper & an incredible number of photographs.
Picardie must have spent eons in various French archives - it seems not 1 corner of Mlle.'s life is unexplored. Since Coco herself often deliberately clouded biographical facts, the book reveals certain things for the first time. Of particular note is her involvement (or not?) with the Germans during World War II. Fascinating woman; fascinating book, incredibly well done.

debwalker Dec 11, 2010

A life spent striving for elegance and beauty. Copiously illustrated.


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