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📒Chanel ✍ Harold Koda
📝Chanel Book Synopsis : The authors examine the legacy of Gabrielle Coco Chanel, one of the 20th century's great icons of style. While Chanel mythologized her glamorous life through relentless self-invention, the bare facts of her biography are no less worthy than her legend.
📒Chanel ✍ Lisa Chaney
📝Chanel Book Synopsis : In Chanel: An Intimate Life, acclaimed biographer Lisa Chaney tells the controversial story of the fashion icon who starred in her tumultuous era Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women, yet in her work expected the highest standards. She took a 'plaything' and turned it into a global industry which defined the modern woman. Filled with new insights and thrilling discoveries, Lisa Chaney's Chanel provides the most defining and provocative portrait yet. 'Chaney's research is laudable, uncovering fresh details of Chanel's well-trodden rag trade to riches story' Evening Standard 'An unflinching examination of the historically inscrutable designer' Vogue Lisa Chaney has lectured and tutored in the history of art and literature, made TV and radio broadcasts on the history of culture, and reviewed and written for journals and newspapers, including The SundayTimes, the Spectator and the Guardian. She is the author of two previous biographies: Elizabeth David and Hide-and-Seek With Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie.
📒Coco Chanel ✍ Linda Simon
📝Coco Chanel Book Synopsis : The name Chanel brings immediately to mind the signature scent of No. 5 and the understated but sophisticated glamour of a simple black dress and pearls. But to consider Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) as simply a fashion designer fails to capture her social and cultural significance. As Linda Simon reveals in this biography, Chanel was an iconoclastic entrepreneur who rebelled against and manipulated gender expectations of her time. With her menswear-inspired designs, her loose jersey sweaters belted jauntily at the waist, and her svelte, unadorned gowns, Chanel changed women’s silhouettes, and she became known as a champion of women’s freedom. Chanel not only changed the shape of women’s clothing, but the narrative of women’s lives in the early twentieth century. From her very first hat shop until her death, Chanel sold more than fashion—she sold a myth that became as attractive for many women as her coveted outfits. Simon here teases apart that myth to explore its contradictions—Chanel was a self-proclaimed recluse who emerged as one of the most spectacular personalities of her time; she was a brilliant businesswoman who signed away ninety percent of her company; and she was a genius who claimed she was nothing more than an artisan. In this insightful book, Simon examines the world both reflected and shaped by Chanel, setting her life and work within the context of women’s history in France and America from the Roaring Twenties to the profound social changes of the 1960s. Drawing upon rich archival sources, Simon’s lively book is a clear-eyed look at a woman whose influence and legend transcend the world of fashion.
📒Chanel ✍ Janet Wallach
📝Chanel Book Synopsis : Chronicles the life and career of the French designer, highlighting her innovative approach to design based on her knowledge of women and their clothing needs
📒Sleeping With The Enemy Coco Chanel Nazi Agent ✍ Hal Vaughan
📝Sleeping With the Enemy Coco Chanel Nazi Agent Book Synopsis : Coco Chanel, high priestess of couture, created the look of the chic modern woman: her simple and elegant designs freed women from their corsets and inspired them to crop their hair. By the 1920s, Chanel employed more than two thousand people in her workrooms, and had amassed a personal fortune. But at the start of the Second World War, Chanel closed down her couture house and went to live quietly at the Ritz, moving to Switzerland after the war. For more than half a century, Chanel's life from 1941 to 1954 has been shrouded in rumour. Neither Chanel nor her biographers have told the full story, until now. In this explosive narrative Hal Vaughan pieces together Chanel's hidden years, from the Nazi occupation of Paris to the aftermath of the Liberation. He uncovers the truth of Chanel's anti-Semitism and long-whispered collaboration with Hitler's officials. In particular, Chanel's long relationship with 'Spatz', Baron von Dincklage, previously described as a tennis-playing playboy and German diplomat, and finally exposed here as a Nazi master spy and agent who ran an intelligence ring in the Mediterranean and reported directly to Joseph Goebbels. Sleeping with the Enemy tells in detail how Chanel became a German intelligence operative, Abwehr agent F-7124; how she was enlisted in spy missions, and why she evaded arrest in France after the war. It reveals the role played by Winston Churchill in her escape from retribution; and how, after a nine-year exile in Switzerland with Dincklage, and despite French investigations into her espionage activities, Coco was able to return to Paris and triumphantly reinvent herself - and rebuild the House of Chanel. As Hal Vaughan shows, far from being a heroine of France, Chanel was in fact one of its most surprising traitors.
📒Chanel ✍ Jean Leymarie
📝Chanel Book Synopsis : Chronicles the life and career of the French fashion designer, along with a discussion of the influences that inspired her and photographs of her clothes.
📒Chanel ✍ Axel Madsen
📝Chanel Book Synopsis : A fascinating look at the real Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the designer who forever revolutionized the way women look. She was a free spirit, brilliant business woman, and beauty who never found reciprocated love. Madsen, with authority, delves into this fashion doyenne’s business and private lives to reveal one woman’s extraordinary progress: from orphan to millinery shopkeeper, from lodestar of feminine style to a very rich woman with a closet full of dark secrets.
📒Chanel The Couturiere At Work ✍ Amy De La Haye
📝Chanel the couturiere at work Book Synopsis : As bold and vital as the styles that inspired it, Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads and Skaters goes back to the source, charting the circle of street style from the forties to the nineties, and featuring nearly 200 authentic outfits in striking photographs with amazing detail that includes shoes, jewelry and accessories. A fascinating dimension is added as the authors place examples of street fashion alongside the high fashion creations they have influenced, illustrating how these fashions "trickled up" to inspire top designers including Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. Accompanying the photographs are detailed descriptions and quotes from the wearers, giving their own highly individual views of their particular outfits. This is a flamboyant, one-of-a-kind survey of subcultural style that no one interested in fashion or design will want to miss.
📒Het Geheim Van Chanel ✍ Tilar Mazzeo
📝Het geheim van Chanel Book Synopsis : Tilar Mazzeo gaat terug in de tijd en graaft diep in het leven van Coco Chanel, de briljante, controversiële en keiharde zakenvrouw die aan de wieg stond van het parfum. Ze neemt de lezer mee van de bloemenvelden waar de oorsprong van de geur ligt naar de laboratoria en directiekamers waar geur en seks voor altijd met elkaar verbonden werden. En ze reist naar het hart van het Chanel-imperium: de winkel aan 31 Rue Cambon in Parijs, waar vijfenzestig jaar geleden de Amerikaanse soldaten massaal het magische elixer kochten om iets van de luxe en romantiek van Parijs mee terug te nemen naar hun geliefden thuis. Het geheim van Chanel No 5 is een tot de verbeelding sprekende geschiedenis, een heerlijk verhaal over kunst, sterk ondernemerschap, sensualiteit en verlangen.
📒Chanel En Co ✍ Marie-Dominique Lelièvre
📝Chanel en Co Book Synopsis : In 1918 begon Gabrielle Chanel een kleine modeboetiek aan de Rue Cambon in Parijs. Binnen tien jaar was haar boetiek uitgegroeid tot een toonaangevend modebedrijf. Chanel veroorzaakte een revolutie in de mode; in korte tijd wist ze vrouwen ertoe te verleiden hun korsetten in te ruilen voor comfortabele en sportieve kleding. Maar ook in haar privéleven had 'Coco' lak aan conventies. Ze was bevriend met verschillende vrouwen, met wie ze kleding, sieraden, het bed, en soms de mannen deelde. Marie-Dominique Lelièvre beschrijft het leven van de 'koningin van de mode' door haar blik te richten op de vriendschappen en relaties die Coco onderhield. Zo brengt ze een wereld tot leven die al lang geleden verloren is gegaan, maar aan invloed niets heeft ingeboet. Chanel & Co is meer dan een biografie: het is een levensverhaal dat leest als een roman. Marie-Dominique Lelièvre werkt als journaliste voor Libération en Vogue. Ze verwierf in Frankrijk bekendheid met haar veelgeprezen en succesvolle biografieën van Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Sagan, Yves Saint Laurent en Brigitte Bardot.