The legendary Gabriel ("Coco") Chanel (1883-1971) is precisely that for the simple reason that her life and accomplishment - even her chronic failure in love - constitute one of the great stories of the modern age. Born into the French peasantry and then raised in a convent orphanage, Chanel grew up an authentic beauty with a gift for fashion, social trends, and business that enabled her literally to invent the look of the 20th century as well as its fragrance. She also had a profound effect upon both its art and culture, ...

Chanel 2008, Assouline

ISBN-13: 9782759401208

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Chanel 1996, Universe Publishing(NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780789300645

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