Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life (Paperback)

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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 unconventiona...

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    Lisa Chaney has taught at Oxford, covered cultural history for British TV and radio, and written forThe Guardian and The Independent, among other publications. The author of two previous biographies,Elizabeth David and Hide-and-Seek With Angels: A Life of J.M. Barrie, she lives in York, England.

    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 habits, her lesbian affairs, and her German lover during World War II.

    While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a more nuanced 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 misunderstood woman.

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    ISBN 9780143122128
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
    Format Paperback
    Pages 448
    Publisher Date 2012-11-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An Intimate Life
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Chaney, Lisa

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