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Chanel, the couturiere at work

Author: Amy De La Haye; Shelley Tobin
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's innovative fashion ideas--jersey knit fabrics, easy-to-wear garments based on men's sportswear, showy costume jewelry, and the little black dress--challenged the world of fashion head on. This book focuses on Chanel the couturière and her immense influence on the way women choose to look in the modern world. The author examines Chanel in depth: her career, her style, her workroom, her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De La Haye, Amy.
Chanel, the couturiere at work.
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1994
(OCoLC)664775769
Named Person: Coco Chanel; Coco Chanel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy De La Haye; Shelley Tobin
ISBN: 0879515708 9780879515706 0879516399 9780879516390
OCLC Number: 30700451
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: 136 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: The foundations of the Chanel empire --
The 1920s --
The 1930s --
Comeback 1953-1971 --
The house of Chanel today.
Responsibility: Amy De La Haye, Shelley Tobin.
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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's innovative fashion ideas--jersey knit fabrics, easy-to-wear garments based on men's sportswear, showy costume jewelry, and the little black dress--challenged the world of fashion head on. This book focuses on Chanel the couturière and her immense influence on the way women choose to look in the modern world. The author examines Chanel in depth: her career, her style, her workroom, her customers, and her rivals.

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