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Coco Chanel : The Legend and the Life,9780061963858

Coco Chanel : The Legend and the Life

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9780061963858

ISBN10:
0061963852
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/21/2010
Publisher(s):
Harpercollins
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Summary

Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel. The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details about Gabrielle Chanel's early years in a convent orphanage, and her flight into unconventional adulthood, Justine Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon. Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. An authoritative account, based on personal observations and interviews with Chanel's last surviving friends, employees, and relatives, it also unravels her coded language and symbols, and traces the influence of her formative years on her legendary style. Feared and revered by the rest of the fashion industry, Coco Chanel died in 1971 at the age of eighty-seven. But her legacy lives on. Drawing upon her unprecedented access to the Chanel archive, Justine Picardie brings Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding and uncovers the consequences of what Chanel covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and myth in a story that reveals the true heart of fashion.

Table of Contents

Mademoiselle is at Homep. 1
Gabriellep. 13
In the Shadow of the Crossp. 25
Cocop. 39
Courtesans and Camelliasp. 49
The Double Cp. 61
The Little Black Dressp. 81
Misia and the Musep. 95
Number Fivep. 113
The Russiansp. 127
The Duke of Westminsterp. 145
Riviera Chicp. 173
The Woman in Whitep. 191
The Promised Landp. 205
Diamonds as Big as the Ritzp. 217
Through a Glass, Darklyp. 237
The Comebackp. 269
Celebrity Chanelp. 287
Scissorsp. 309
La Grande Mademoisellep. 323
Picture Creditsp. 336
Bibliographyp. 338
Indexp. 339
Acknowledgementsp. 343
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