Little Book of Chanel
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Little Book of Chanel

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Little Book of Chanel is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of the most celebrated fashion designer in history.

Chronicling the life and legacy of Coco Chanel, one of fashion's most influential couturiers, this gorgeous book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, to the classics that made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket, little black dress and exquisite perfumes.

Detailed photographs and sketches of Chanel's designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it, making a striking gift for any lover of fashion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 125 x 180 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Carlton Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photos and illus
  • 1780979029
  • 9781780979021
  • 7,099

Table of contents

Introduction * Early Life * Sportswear: 1910-20s * Iconic Fashions: 1910-1930s * Costumes: From the Ballets Russes to Hollywood * Nazism and Exile in Switzerland * The Karl Lagerfeld Years * Jewellery * Handbags * Beauty and Fragrances * Suggested Reading * Index.
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Elegant and stunningly illustrated, this monograph chronicles the life of one of history's...
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About Emma Baxter-Wright

Having studied fashion at St Martins School of Art and history of art at Bristol University, Emma Baxter-Wright has taught fashion journalism at the University of the Arts, London and UCA. She has contributed to many publications including the New York Observer, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, and is the author of two photographic books on the English fashion photographer Brian Duffy, and The Little Book of Schiaparelli. Emma lives in London, England.
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