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  - k8_not_kate - LibraryThing

I don't believe I have ever been quite so disillusioned after reading a book. As an aspiring designer, Chanel is my hero because of what she did for fashion and for women in general. She is the reason ... Read full review

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Haven't read it yet! It's beautiful to flip through, tho. Read full review


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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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