Chanel: A Woman of Her Own

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Chanel. The name means fashion and perfume, emancipation and casual feminine allure. Gabrielle Chanel began as a kept woman making hats for her lover's other mistresses and went on to become fashion's greatest career woman. She never married or had children, but men like Igor Stravinsky and the Duke of Westminster abandoned their families for her. Now Axel Madsen tells Chanel's story. Scheduled to become a TV miniseries starring Jane Seymour. 32 illustrations.
 

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Madsen takes the reader on a fantastic journey through the incredible and bittersweet life of Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco'' Chanel, the woman who forever changed the world of modern fashion with the ... Read full review

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I read this book and i was so concern about the istory about, Gabrieel Banour coco chanel has many lovers and she was owner of the chanel boutique in Paris and she pass away in 1971 at age of 81 years old and also i read the she has fir boyfriend Atenie and he ntroduce her his best friend The prince capel and also she ask money to capel to open a boutique in Paris and also she was rich .She living after with the first of Etenier introduce her Capel and she living togheter for a while Gabrielle Banour and Capel and he help her in the store , so he was inlove with somebody else but i read in somewhere else capel left her for another lady Gabrielle Coco chanel never has kids.
Also i read the Karl Lgerfedl satar working in chanel boutique in the same Gabriel Banour work and also he start in 1983 for a new fashoin ideas and also he was chacing Gabrielle banour in the 1960 and the19 70 so and he don't has much money like now and Gabreille CHanel was rich and also she wear hat all the time to cover her hair and kalr lagerfedl i don't know if it is tru or not that he wrote a history about Gabriel Banour Talk to him and she told him that she when pass away she coming back with another person and spirit and i think when somebody pass away the person neve rcoming back , and also i don't thing she coming back to look for kalr lagerfeld also Gabrielle Coco Love Capell than anything else also also why kalr lagerfedl say that and why he still looking a lady like her if neve rwill eb the same and neve rwill be think like her imagine if another lady don't like kalr lagerfeld and has different life and don't care about kalr lagerfeld it will be a shame to for him to look her in another person i think that it is crazy to herad that he work in chanel botuique and he invent history about and sometimes int he catalog his self took picture and prnted has some history like that also he say all simbolos of the picture mean something i think Kalr lagerfedl want to be like her and imitated but hi is a gay that what i know and why he is looking for a lady like Gabrielle that will bi obsession or something wired to look for and also it is so not normal to do that . Also kalr lagerfeld take pictures nude in capelli calendar in is appartment in Paris hi is from German but he work in Paris in chanel boutique also why chanel boutique change too mcuh form nude to sofisticated was before so that why i don't like chanel that much they show too much nude and also kalr lagerfedl do film sohrt in Paris with nude too and the lenguage he choose it isnot correct that are so bouring , and also i prefer more casual and don't shoe too much
I don't like kalr lagerfedl for gossipa nd insulting people and he was involve in so many things that i don't truat and also because he work in chanle rich i don't care i don't buy anything any more from chanel any more i'm selling all my stuff , also i never will buy enything from them.
So i like to sing asong and i do the best i can but i nevr will be sing aosng form them and also probably they don'y like me too so also chanel kalr lagerfedl his model wear wig in the cat shows and shows so expensive outfit, so also when i bought the first bag in ebay from chanel i have many night mare and when i bought this book in ebay it is like somebody watching me what i;m doing and i no want it and also i no interesting to be amodel from chanel and i will be choose whereve ri want it
Some times races or descrimination about but.
The book i have it is printed in 1990 from Axel Madsen
I hope can read another book form this writer
 

Contents

A Family to Disavow
3
Orphans Foundlings and Illegitimates
10
Coco
19
Balsan
27
Gold Diggers and Claudines
33
Royallieu
43
Boy Capel
49
Rue Cambon
56
Competition
195
Iribe
202
Tragedy at Play
207
Popular Front
212
A Brave Face
218
Closing the House of Chanel
228
Spatz
237
How Will It All End?
248

First Success
64
War
71
Misia and Distractions
83
Spurned
91
TWO
103
Grief
105
Stravinsky
115
Glitter and No 5
128
The Wertheimers
137
Bendor
147
The Poet
156
To Be a Duchess Perhaps
166
Death in Venice
173
THREE
179
Cutting Prices
181
Hollywood
188
Operation Modellhut
254
Exile
261
Years of Oblivion
271
FOUR
279
Comeback
281
Unmistakable Influence
291
Youthquakes
302
Coco or Kate
312
One Hundred Forever
320
Death on a Sunday
328
Afterlife
330
Notes on Sources
338
Bibliography
365
Index
371
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About the author (1991)

Axel Madsen was a biographer and journalist. Born in Denmark and raised in Paris, he first began writing for the Paris edition of The New York Herald Tribune. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s, where he wrote biographies of Coco Chanel, Billy Wilder, John Jacob Astor, and Jacques Cousteau among others. He died in 2007.

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