Chanel: Her Life, Her World, and the Woman Behind the Legend She Herself Created

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Knopf, Jan 1, 1975 - 380 pages
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Distinguishes between the actual and projected lives and personalities of the world-famous, revolutionary couturiere, chronicling her illegitimate birth, her love affairs, her rise in the world of fashion, and her remarkable comeback at age seventy-one

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User Review  - Simone Lehmann - Goodreads

A very personal look at Chanel. If the author weren't so utterly charming, her voice would get in the way. As it is, it adds spice to an already fairly piquant story. Read full review

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

I am fortunate enough to own an early 'coffee table sized' edition of this work, which contains many photographs and illustrations of CoCo's public and private life and creativeness. I note many other ... Read full review


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About the author (1975)

Edmonde Charles-Roux began her journalistic career at "Elle" and ultimately became editor-in-chief of "French Vogue". She has published three novels, among them "To Forget Palermo" ("Oublier Palerme"), which won the Prix Goncourt in 1966.

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