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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. Her life is eminently suited to the lavish visual treatment of this handsome volume, which features more than 600 illustrations from an extraordinary collection amassed over the years by Edmonde Charles-Roux, Chanel's official biographer and close friend. An authoritative and practised writer, Charles-Roux has used careful research and vivid eyewitness accounts to set the pictures in their context of time and place. She makes Chanel live again!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500512166
ISBN-10: 0500512167
Format: Hardback
(260mm x 197mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edmonde Charles-Roux

Edmonde Charles-Roux was editor-in-chief of French Vogue for twelve years. She has published three novels, among them To Forget Palermo, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1966.

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