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Chanel: Her life, her world, and the woman behind the legend she herself created (Paperback)
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Chanel: Her life, her world, and the woman behind the legend she herself created (Paperback)

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She revolutionized how women looked. She banned corsets, shortened skirts and scented the world with Chanel No.5. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was an icon. But how closely did her carefully moulded image match the truth? Born illegitimate and raised in an orphanage - not by the two aunts that she invented - Gabrielle Chanel fought constantly to escape the mundane. She rose from back-street milliner to become the head of a vast business empire, and socialised with Picasso, Stravinsky and Cocteau. Edmonde Charles-Roux also reveals one of Chanel's best-kept secrets - her love affair with a prodigal German spy. Chanel's legend did not fade with her death, and nor has the mark of sheer elegance that she left upon the world of fashion. This is the living woman behind the vibrant legend.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781906694241
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 506 g
Dimensions: 216 x 137 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Chanel's life was extraordinary, varied, full, perverse and like all good stories, full of dramatic reversals and successes' Margaret Drabble. * Margaret Drabble *
'A fascinating, intimate, merciless, but ultimately sympathetic portrait... Even for those with only the slightest interest in fashion this is a beautifully written, highly entertaining biography' Guardian. * Guardian *
'This biography delves far into the past, unraveling the mysteries that Chanel herself worked to create...it's a beautifully honest yet surprisingly unforgiving portrait of a woman often outshone by her own legend' Observer. * Observer *

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“A glimpse into the life of a fashion legend.”

Coco Chanel was Parisian chic come to life, with all the attendant mystique and grace. FInd out about the wiman behind the fashion in this fascinating look at her life and loves.

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