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Coco Chanel

Revolutionary Woman

Coco Chanel
9788854417403
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2021/04/06
White Star Publishers

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9.0 X 11.0 in
224 pg


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Fashion
HISTORY / Historiography


Description

Coco Chanel was founder and queen of a fashion empire, and her name is forever linked to an unmistakable style. Before all this, Mademoiselle Coco was Gabrielle, a poor orphan who rejected convention and put her independence above all else. With her grit and tenacity, she made her fortune and restored freedom to women. This volume celebrates a true icon 50 years after her passing, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the timeless Chanel N°5.

▹ She revolutionized the concept of feminine elegance with straight dresses and inventions that would later become icons: these were the little black dress, Chanel N° 5, costume jewelry, the suit with gold buttons, the quilted bag.

▹ Her myth lives again in a biography illustrated by images portraying her as the perfect embodiment of the timeless elegance. Because, as Coco said, “fashion passes; style remains.”


Author Bio

Chiara Pasqualetti Johnson is a magazine journalist who has also edited books and series on the history of modern and contemporary art for Electa and Rizzoli. She lives in Milan.