Chanel and Her World
Friends, Fashion, and Fame
By (author) Edmonde Charles-Roux
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Chanel and Her World by Edmonde Charles-Roux
Book DescriptionGabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) is a fashion icon unlike any other. She invented modern clothing for women: at the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits, and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced slacks, costume jewelry, and the exquisitely comfortable suit. She made the first couture perfume--No. 5--which remains the most popular scent ever created. In this beautiful volume, the glorious life of the incomparable Coco Chanel shines again through hundreds of illustrations and the lively prose of Edmonde Charles-Roux, her official biographer and close friend. Chanel knew and collaborated with the likes of Picasso, Diaghilev, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Jean Renoir, and Visconti--even as she matched their modernist innovations by liberating women from the prison of 19th-century fashion and introducing a whole new concept of elegance. The staggering collection of photographs amassed by the author over decades of friendship with Chanel sheds new light on one of the great stories of the modern age. "A model pictorial biography." "New York Times" "This Chanel biography is as elegantly turned out as its subject." "The Washington Post" "This lavish photo tome brings depth to Chanel's sleek facade while revealing the fascinating woman behind it." "W" "Edmonde Charles-Roux (is) one of (Chanel's) best biographers." "The New Yorker" "There have been many books about Chanel, but this is the great classic." "Art of the Times" "This beautiful volume contains hundreds of photographs and lively prose by its author, Edmonde Charles-Roux." "American Salon" "Provides insight into the development of her sense of style and underscores the timelessness of her vision." "Veranda"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780865651593
(267mm x 208mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Vendome Press
Publisher: Vendome Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edmonde Charles-Roux
Chanel, Paperback (June 2009)
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?
World of Coco Chanel, Hardback (April 2005)View all books by Edmonde Charles-Roux
Chanel went everywhere and knew everyone and, as this sumptuously illustrated volume clearly shows, her life and accomplishment - even her chronic failure in love - constitute one of the great stories of the modern age.
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