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Gabrielle Chanel

Fashion Manifesto

Miren Arzalluz Veronique Belloir



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Thames & Hudson
19 December 2020
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers for women; costume jewelry; the exquisitely comfortable suit that became her trademark. Early in the Roaring Twenties, Chanel made the first ever couture perfume - No. 5 - presenting it in the famous little square-cut flagon that, inspired by Picasso and Cubism, became the arch symbol of the Art Deco style. No. 5 remains the most popular scent ever created.

This volume, published to accompany a landmark exhibition in Paris, traces the birth and evolution of Chanel's timeless style. Specially commissioned photographs by Julien T. Hamon showcase the clothing, while essays by fashion historians illuminate a period, an event or a theme. Rare archival documents, including portraits of Gabrielle Chanel herself, round out the book.
Edited by:   Miren Arzalluz, Veronique Belloir
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 315mm,  Width: 245mm, 
Weight:   1.800kg
ISBN:   9780500023464
ISBN 10:   0500023468
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   19 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Miren Arzalluz is the Director of the Palais Galliera, Paris.

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