Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. This beautifully illustrated biography tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riveria, Chanel's style was inspired and influenced by her environment. Emerging at a time that allowed women to be more independent, she designed clothes that let them be free. As she found fame, love and success, she used the memories of her past, and the way that she lived, to forge her own independence. Featuring designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography, Living with Coco Chanel provides a fascinating insight into Chanel's life, work and legacy.
White Lion Publishing
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Series: Living with
01 September 2019
Living with Coco Chanel: Contents 1. The Country Girl 2. Genre Pauvre 3. Bohemian Paris 4. Rue Cambon 5. The Scent of Success 6. The British Look 7. Riviera Chic 8. Chanel in the 1930s 9. At the Ritz 10. The Comeback 11. The Twilight Years
Caroline Young is an Edinburgh-based writer and fashion journalist. She is the author of Classic Hollywood Style (2012), Style Tribes (2016) and Tartan and Tweed (2017).