ISBN 9780007319046,Coco Chanel : The Legend And The Life

Coco Chanel : The Legend And The Life




Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780007319046

ISBN-10 0007319045


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Biography: general

Coco Chanel was an extraordinary inventor she conjured up the little black dress, bobbed hair, trousers for women, contemporary chic, best-selling perfumes and the most successful fashion brand of all time but she also invented herself, fashioning the myth of her own life with the same dexterity as her couture. While Chanel was supreme innovator and vendor of all things elegant and beautiful, what lies beneath her own glossy myth is far darker. Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. Justine Picardie brings the mysterious Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding to celebrate her great achievements. She examines Chanel's enduring after life as well as her remarkable life, uncovering the consequences of what she covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and legend, yet keeping intact the real fabric of her past. About the Author Justine Picardie is the author of four books including her critically acclaimed memoir, If The Spirit Moves You. The former features director of British Vogue and contributor to the Sunday Telegraph and Red magazine, she is now Editor in Chief for Harper's Bazaar. She lives in London with her two sons.