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Chanel, Coco 1883-1971

Works: 430 works in 1,084 publications in 14 languages and 31,281 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Exhibition catalogs  Experimental films  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Comedy films 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Costume designer, Author, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Artist, Interviewee, Creator, Collector
Classifications: PN1997.2, 746.92092
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Most widely held works about Coco Chanel
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The gospel according to Coco Chanel : life lessons from the world's most elegant woman by Karen Karbo( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delving into the long, extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of book, exploring Chanel's philosophy on a range of universal themes--from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms
Chanel by François Baudot( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Gabriel ("Coco") Chanel (1883-1971) is precisely that for the simple reason that her life and accomplishment - even her chronic failure in love - constitute one of the great stories of the modern age. Born into the French peasantry and then raised in a convent orphanage, Chanel grew up an authentic beauty with a gift for fashion, social trends, and business that enabled her literally to invent the look of the 20th century as well as its fragrance. She also
Coco Chanel by Dennis Abrams( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Coco Chanel, her fashions, and her loves, showing how the French country girl became a fashion icon
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hepburn portrays a record-breaking flyer who falls hopelessly in love with a married man (Colin Clive). Though madly in love, he can't divorce his good natured and caring wife (Billie Burke)
La règle du jeu = The rules of the game( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs
Le sang d'un poète = The blood of a poet by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LA SANGRE DE UN POETA (1930) de Jean Cocteau. La primera película de Cocteau como realizador, basada en el mito de Orfeo y marcada por su carácter vanguardista, como casi toda la obra de su autor
The allure of Chanel by Paul Morand( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in German and French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire visuelle et textuelle d'une époque et d'une mode où l'on croise l'intelligentsia parisienne des années vingt, et surtout la femme Coco Chanel, parangon de l'audace, de l'indépendance et de la classe
Blood of a poet by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Die phantastische Irrfahrt eines Dichters durch verschiedene Bewußtseinswelten und Wirklichkeitsebenen. Erste Filmarbeit des französischen Literaten Jean Cocteau, der ebenso virtuos wie spielerisch die poetischen und tricktechnischen Möglichkeiten des Mediums nutzt. Zusammen mit Buñuels "Das Goldene Zeitalter" und "Ein Andalusischer Hund" das herausragende Werk der surrealistischen Avantgarde im Frankreich der späten 20er und frühen 30er Jahre." []
Chanel by François Baudot( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in French and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le style Chanel par-delà la mode est devenu un art de vivre, une façon d'être
La règle du jeu = Rules of the game by Jean Renoir( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denigrated by the public, vilified by the critics, re-cut at the insistence of its producers, and finally banned by the French government as "demoralising" and unpatriotic, "La Règle du jeu" was a commercial disaster at the time of its original release. On the surface, a series of interlinked romantic intrigues taking place at a weekend shooting party in a country chateau, the film is actually a study of the corruption and decay within French society on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. It is now widely recognised as one of the greatest films ever made
Mémoires de Coco by Louise de Vilmorin( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chanel ein Name - ein Stil by Jérôme Gautier( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chanel Chanel by Roberto Guerra( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the famous French fashion designer Coco Chanel. This film explores in fascinating detail the mystique surrounding the famous "Chanel style" through the extraordinary life and time of Coco Chanel herself
The Chanel legend : a publication of the Draiflessen collection by Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many people, Coco Chanel is the greatest fashion designer of the twentieth century. As far back the first decade of the century she was already a passionate advocate of simple, comfortable clothes and paved the way for a style that soon began to assert itself universally. Epochal fashion icons are associated with her person, including the little black dress and the Chanel costume bearing her name. By the early twenties, Coco had already launched her perfume "Chanel No. 5", was self-assuredly combining fashion and genuine jewellery, and had such famous photographers as Man Ray and Horst P. Horst portray her. The exhibition 'The Chanel Legend' with more than 150 original objects from major collections such as the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag explores the question of why Coco Chanel both as a person and the founder of a brand has always remained the subject of such great attention even today
Chanel and her world : friends, fashion, and fame by Edmonde Charles-Roux( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial examination of the contributions of Coco Chanel to twentieth-century fashion cites her introduction of bobbed hair, slacks, tanned skin, and the world's first couture perfume, in a volume that features lavish photography documenting her break with nineteenth-century styles and redefinition of elegant design. 10,000 first printing
Chanel : her style and her life by Janet Wallach( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When she realized that the great love of her life, shipping and coal magnate Arthur "Boy" Capel, wouldn't marry a courtesan, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel settled for his backing in business and opened her first high-fashion shop. According to Wallach's pictorial biography, such pragmatism characterized Chanel throughout her life, as each of her many famous lovers?Igor Stravinsky, Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich and the Duke of Westminster among them?helped her with money, influence or, at the very least, access to a smashing personal wardrobe. Profuse, if sometimes redundant, illustrations chronicle the canny Frenchwoman's progress from fashion iconoclast to couture icon. Wallach earnestly details the designer's innovations: Chanel popularized the jersey and cardigan and pants for women; legitimized costume jewelry; invented the "little black dress"; developed the ubiquitous, eponymous suit, as well as her trademark fragrance, Chanel No. 5. But as biography, the book offers little more than a list of Chanel's accomplishments and acquaintances. Wallach's (Desert Queen) text is variously silly, sentimental and strangely unidiomatic ("her modest means could never match their well-heeled bank accounts"). Some of the more intriguing details, involving the designer's failure in Hollywood and her romantic and financial connections with the Nazis, suggest a complex, calculating, passionate woman. But the book's most telling moments ultimately don't tell enough about the woman who more or less invented the modern fashion industry. 150 photos and illustrations."--Review From Publishers Weekly, Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc
The gospel according to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coco Chanel gave us more than the little black dress and boxy jackets. She popularized easy, practical clothes for women that allowed them a chic freedom they'd never known. In her opinionated, elegant, passionate, entirely French way, Chanel helped bring women into the modern era. Because of this she is the only person in fashion to be named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Twentieth Century. Karen Karbo weaves Chanel's story into themes that subtly convey life lessons and leave us entranced with Chanel's amazing individuality, confidence, and determination. The story of her extraordinary life and rise to unprecedented success is both compelling and admirable. And while the great Coco may have launched her singular empire a hundred years ago, her methods, attitude, and élan are as relevant and modern as ever
Wŏnŏni Syanel : uahan yŏja rŭl mandŭnŭn 11-kaji chagi ch'angjopŏp by Karen Karbo( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Korean and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'année dernière à Marienbad = Last year at Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrounded by guests in an old mansion, the narrator tries to persuade a woman that they have met before, and that she has agreed to leave her husband and go away with him
Für immer Coco Facetten einer Ikone by Cathérine de Montalembert( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Chanel, .. 1883-1971

Chanel, Coco

Chanel, Gabrielle

Chanel Gabrielle 1883-1971

Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur

Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur 1883-1971

Chasnel, Gabrielle

Chasnel, Gabrielle 1883-1971

Chasnel, Gabrielle Bonheur 1883-1971


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