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Chanel : couture and industry

Author: Amy De La Haye
Publisher: London : V & A, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For almost a century, the name Chanel has been inextricably linked to elegance, modernity, and fashion innovation. It was Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) who single-handedly made striped jerseys and loose trousers chic, costume jewelry desirable, the little black dress the height of sophistication, and tweed suits a staple of every fashion-conscious woman's wardrobe. In this beautifully illustrated book, drawing  Read more...
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Named Person: Coco Chanel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy De La Haye
ISBN: 9781851776436 1851776435
OCLC Number: 1001654715
Description: 128 s. : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Chanel: subject and media --
Early years: Chanel modes: millinery --
1913-19: Evolution of a fashion empire --
The 1920s: modernity and materiality --
The 1930s: fantasy and diversification --
1939-53: War and the aftermath --
1954-1971: Comeback --
After Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld --
Chronology --
Chanel at the V & A.
Responsibility: Amy de la Haye.

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In this beautifully illustrated book, dress historian Amy de la Haye celebrates Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel as the couturiere who changed the way stylish women everywhere dress, then and now. She  Read more...

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