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Coco Chanel : the legend and the life

Author: Justine Picardie
Publisher: London ; New York : HarperCollins, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peels away the layers of romance and myth to reveal the woman who shaped modern fashion, drawing from research in the Chanel archives and an exclusive interview with Chanel's successor, Karl Lagerfeld.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Coco Chanel; Coco Chanel; Coco Chanel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justine Picardie
ISBN: 9780007317615 0007317611 9780061963858 0061963852 9780007318995 0007318995 0007319045 9780007319046
OCLC Number: 707840629
Awards: Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year 2010
Description: 343 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Mademoiselle is at home --
Gabrielle --
In the shadow of the cross --
Coco --
Courtesans and camellias --
The double C --
The little black dress --
Misia and the muse --
Number five --
The Russians --
The Duke of Westminster --
Riviera chic --
The woman in white --
The promised land --
Diamonds as big as the Ritz --
Through a glass, darkly --
The comeback --
Celebrity Chanel --
Scissors --
La grande mademoiselle.
Responsibility: Justine Picardie.
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Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this beautifully illustrated, impeccably written  Read more...

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