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Chanel

an intimate life

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This edition was published in by Fig Tree in London.

Written in English

496 pages

"The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon. Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century's most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dali, and Stravinsky. Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney's controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel's drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel's German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered. While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman."--Publisher's website.

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Chanel: An Intimate Life
2012, Penguin Books, Limited
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Chanel: an intimate life
2011, Fig Tree
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Chanel

an intimate life

This edition was published in by Fig Tree in London.


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"The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon. Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century's most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dali, and Stravinsky. Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney's controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel's drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel's German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered. While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman."--Publisher's website.

Table of Contents

Prologue: you're proud, you'll suffer
Forebears
The bad one
The lost years
Things that I should be and which I am not
A rich man's game
Captive mistress
Arthur Capel
Refashioning Paris
'The Rite of Spring'
The end of an spoque
Master of her art
The war bans the bizarre
Remember that you're a women
Alone
Beginning again
The strangest and most brillant years
Dmitri Pavlovich
The lucky N℗ʻ5
Entirely in white and covered in pearls
Reverdy
At the centre
Bend'Or
The crash
Schiap had lots of it but it was bad
War
Survivial
Von Dincklage
Exile
Retur:1954
I prefer disaster to nothingness
I only hear my heart on the stairs
Afterword:those on whom legends are built are their legends.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-477) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
746.92092
Library of Congress
TT505.C45 C456 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 496 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of pages
496

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32084661M
Internet Archive
chanelintimateli0000chan
ISBN 10
1905490364
ISBN 13
9781905490363
OCLC/WorldCat
756538053

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