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    DescriptionIn "Chanel: An Intimate Life", acclaimed biographer Lisa Chaney tells the controversial story of the fashion icon who starred in her tumultuous era. Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women, yet in her work expected the highest standards. She took a 'plaything' and turned it into a global industry which defined the modern woman. Filled with new insights and thrilling discoveries, Lisa Chaney's "Chanel" provides the most defining and provocative portrait yet. "Chaney's research is laudable, uncovering fresh details of Chanel's well-trodden rag trade to riches story". ("Evening Standard"). "An unflinching examination of the historically inscrutable designer". ("Vogue"). Lisa Chaney has lectured and tutored in the history of art and literature, made TV and radio broadcasts on the history of culture, and reviewed and written for journals and newspapers, including "The Sunday Times", the "Spectator" and the "Guardian". She is the author of two previous biographies: "Elizabeth David" and "Hide-and-Seek With Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie".


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    Title
    Chanel
    Subtitle
    An Intimate Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lisa Chaney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 378 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141036854
    ISBN 10: 0141036850
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    Libri: ENGM3500
    BIC subject category V2: AKB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Libri: BEKL6054, ENTW9054, MODE1500
    BIC subject category V2: AKTH
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000, DES005000, BIO000000
    DC23: 746.92092
    Illustrations note
    2 x b&w insets
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    02 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lisa Chaney has lectured and tutored in the history of art and literature, made TV and radio broadcasts on the history of culture, and reviewed and written for journals and newspapers, including The Sunday Times, the Spectator and the Guardian. She is the author of two previous biographies: Elizabeth David and Hide-and-Seek With Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie.
    Review quote
    Chaney's research is laudable, uncovering fresh details of Chanel's well-trodden rag trade to riches story Evening Standard Chaney ably explores the complexities and inner life of her subject The Times Literary Supplement Elegant, meticulously researched and packed with details Prima An unflinching examination of the historically inscrutable designer Vogue Chaney is adept at elucidating Chanel's paradoxical character. A nuanced account of a contradictory, complex, quite extraordinary life The Times Higher Education Supplement