Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel : A Biography

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The name Chanel evokes simple fashion and exotic perfumes, emancipation and casual feminine allure. Gabrielle Chanel began as a kept woman and went on to become fashion's greatest career woman. She never married or had children, but Igor Stravinsky abandoned his family for her. She died in 1971, aged 88, having risen from a penniless start to wealth and fame. In her lifetime she had friendships with Picasso, Cocteau, Churchill and a succession of lovers, who included Boy Capel, the English playboy, Grand Duke Dmitri, Pierre Reverdy, the French poet, Spatz, a German spy and the Duke of Westminster, who would have made her a duchess had she borne him an heir. Fully illustrated with photographs of Coco Chanel and her celebrated friends and lovers, Chanel is the story of a legendary figure, whose ideas changed the face of fashion, and whose personal life holds a continuing more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 30mm | 598.74g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 50 b&w photographs
  • 074751058X
  • 9780747510581