Coco Chanel The Legend And The Life

Author: Justine Picardie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007346298
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Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this critically acclaimed, bestselling biography she shares the history of the incredible woman who created the way we look now.

Chanel

Author: Justine Picardie
Publisher: Steidl Dap
ISBN: 9783869302621
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Coco Chanel (1883-1971) is one of the twentieth century's most captivating personalities and a defining figure in fashion history. Yet whoever attempts to understand Chanel's life is confronted by countless myths, half-truths and rumours. In this book Justine Picardie discovers the woman behind the legend, and tells Chanel's story with a flair and clarity of which Coco herself would approve. Chanel - Her Life explores every facet of Chanel's 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 Chanel's style to be the outcome of rigorous elegance, resolute self-belief and a determinedly unconventional stance. Picardie was granted access to Chanel's 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.

Coco Chanel

Author: Lisa Chaney
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780143122128
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Documents the controversial life of the iconic designer, chronicling previously unexplored aspects of her private life to offer insight into her drug habit, her lesbian affairs, and allegations about her relationship with a Nazi spy.

Coco Chanel

Author: 50MINUTES.COM,
Publisher: 50Minutes.com
ISBN: 2808002564
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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic French fashion designer Coco Chanel. Chanel entered the fashion world at a time when most designers were men and womenswear was impractical and restrictive, but before long women across France were clamouring to get their hands on her comfortable yet elegant designs, which made use of looser cuts, removing the need for corsets, and new fabrics such as jersey. She also branched out into jewellery design, cosmetics and perfume, allowing her to fund her haute couture collections and paving the way for the business model of modern fashion brands. As an independent woman, innovative designer and brilliant entrepreneur, Coco Chanel changed the world of fashion forever. In just 50 minutes you will: • Find out about the young Gabrielle Chanel’s tireless efforts to work her way out of the poverty she was born into • Discover her greatest successes as a designer and the head of her own fashion empire, including her many stores and the launch of her Chanel No. 5 perfume • Learn about her darker moments, namely her collaboration with the Nazis, and her return to fashion later in life ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

Daphne

Author: Justine Picardie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780747596349
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A love story and a literary mystery - a true story of Daphne du Maurier.

Inge Morath

Author: John Jacob
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781419722349
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Witty, playful, and effortlessly chic, "Inge Morath: On Style" reveals the vital forms of fashion and self-expression that blossomed into existence in England, France, and the United States in the postwar decades. The book follows the photojournalist Inge Morath (1923 2002) through intimate sessions with Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn; scenes of window-shopping on Fifth Avenue; American girls discovering Paris; the frenetic splendor of society balls; and working women from actresses to seamstresses to writers everywhere taking their place in the world. The photographs in "On Style" focus on an extraordinary period of Morath s creativity, from the early 1950s to mid- 1960s, with a coda of work from later years. Here are the fundamental humanism, joy, and unerring eye for life s brilliant theatricality that characterized her work and made her one of the most celebrated photographers of her time."

Coco Chanel

Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861899653
Size: 30.89 MB
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The name Chanel brings immediately to mind the signature scent of No. 5 and the understated but sophisticated glamour of a simple black dress and pearls. But to consider Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) as simply a fashion designer fails to capture her social and cultural significance. As Linda Simon reveals in this biography, Chanel was an iconoclastic entrepreneur who rebelled against and manipulated gender expectations of her time. With her menswear-inspired designs, her loose jersey sweaters belted jauntily at the waist, and her svelte, unadorned gowns, Chanel changed women’s silhouettes, and she became known as a champion of women’s freedom. Chanel not only changed the shape of women’s clothing, but the narrative of women’s lives in the early twentieth century. From her very first hat shop until her death, Chanel sold more than fashion—she sold a myth that became as attractive for many women as her coveted outfits. Simon here teases apart that myth to explore its contradictions—Chanel was a self-proclaimed recluse who emerged as one of the most spectacular personalities of her time; she was a brilliant businesswoman who signed away ninety percent of her company; and she was a genius who claimed she was nothing more than an artisan. In this insightful book, Simon examines the world both reflected and shaped by Chanel, setting her life and work within the context of women’s history in France and America from the Roaring Twenties to the profound social changes of the 1960s. Drawing upon rich archival sources, Simon’s lively book is a clear-eyed look at a woman whose influence and legend transcend the world of fashion.

Chanel

Author: Janet Wallach
Publisher: Doubleday
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Chronicles the life and career of the French designer, highlighting her innovative approach to design based on her knowledge of women and their clothing needs

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Author: Stephen King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789605070359
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Heroin

Author: Justine Picardie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780140523645
Size: 63.97 MB
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