Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara,Ana Albero
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 1786032465
ISBN 13: 9781786032461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coco Chanel Book Review:

This board book version of Coco Chanel--the first title in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series--introduces the youngest dreamers to this international style icon. Following the death of her mother, Coco spent her early life in an orphanage, where she was taught how to use a needle and thread. From there, she became a cabaret singer, seamstress, hat maker, and, eventually, the world's most famous fashion designer. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating icon, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Danièle Bott
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822035344233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Book Review:

A design aficionado's visual reference to some of the House of Chanel's most significant pieces explores five central themes, including the suit, the camellia, jewelry, makeup and perfume, and the little black dress, in a chronologically arranged tribute that reveals how key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by new designers.

The Real Coco Chanel

The Real Coco Chanel
Author: Rose Sgueglia
Publsiher: White Owl
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 1526761041
ISBN 13: 9781526761040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Coco Chanel Book Review:

Coco Chanel lived her own life as a romantic heroine. Fueled by 19th century literature, she built a life which was partly myth and partly factual. She was the fashion designer everyone admired. The business woman whose fortune was impossible to track. She was also a performer, lover of many high profile intellectuals and, as believed by many, a Nazi spy. Her life was, extraordinarily, affected by history (the Nazi movement and World War II), symbolism and literature. This biography explores her life from her troubled and poor past to the opening of her first hat shop, passions and secrets; the biography also draws parallelisms between myths and facts and how, and if ever, they match at all. The biography also features chapters on the Chanel Maison and the creation of her iconic trademark as well as her ‘little black dress’ and ‘Chanel No 5’. Finally, the biography ends with a reflection on how the myth of Coco Chanel is represented today in pop culture.

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Janet Wallach
Publsiher: Nan A. Talese
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004224893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Book Review:

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

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Harold Koda,Andrew Bolton
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781588391483
ISBN 13: 1588391485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Book Review:

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.

Coco Chanel Biography: The Legend of The Fashion Industry Revealed

Coco Chanel Biography: The Legend of The Fashion Industry Revealed
Author: Chris Dicker
Publsiher: Chris Dicker
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coco Chanel Biography: The Legend of The Fashion Industry Revealed Book Review:

There's hardly a woman in the modern world today who hasn't heard of the Chanel brand. Yet, somewhat 50 years after Coco Chanel's death, her products and brand become more luxurious and expensive for those who can actually afford them. Coco Chanel's "simple, but sophisticated" fashion approach in the industry paved her way through difficult times of World Wars and depressions. Coco Chanel was not just a French fashion designer, she was a fighter who has mastered the art of advertising and self-promotion. Even though there was always somebody who helped her to open Chanel stores and distribute Chanel products, her talent and dedication to what she was doing was the obvious reason for her worldwide recognition among royalty families and businessmen. However, Coco Chanel was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth as she actually came from a very poor family background. That's why in this biography, you'll learn who Chanel was at an early age, and how she got up the ladder to a worldwide fame. It's a process that does not happen overnight and not easy to do, because of World War I, II, Nazis and the economic depressions in Europe and the United States. For few years Chanel was out of business, not because she failed bankruptcy, but because of the war and its dangers for Paris, France at this time, but just few years later she proved her "staying power" in the industry, and after a huge come back there was quite a demand and thirst for her products when things settled down for good. Perfume Chanel no. 5, Little Black Dress, Chanel Diamonds, Chanel Hats, Suits and Costumes were just a few of the most significant creations of the fashion designer. In fact, people like the former First Lady of the United States Jackie Kennedy wore a pink Chanel suit after the John F. Kennedy Assassination in Dallas, Texas. Chanel became a symbol of pain and horror after the terrifying events of the US President's assassination. Chanel also expanded her use of black colors over the years she felt that black was not only a symbol of mourning, but it also stood for a classic simplicity that was the hallmark of good taste and privilege. Chanel was also about elegance. It defined the fashion industry at this time as she invented completely different product lines and styles. She will forever have a place as an immortal icon in the fashion world. In this biography, you'll also learn more about Chanel's love affairs, relationships and some details of her personal life. Who really Chanel was as a person and what influenced her work to become extremely successful? Learn more about Chanel, it's more of just a brand or interlocked double C-logo, it's a legacy. Grab your copy now!

Gospel According to Coco Chanel

Gospel According to Coco Chanel
Author: Karen Karbo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 0762774851
ISBN 13: 9780762774852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gospel According to Coco Chanel Book Review:

NOW IN PAPERBACK! A modern look at the life of a fashion icon—with practical life lessons for women of all ages Delving into the extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of self-help book, exploring Chanel's philosophy on a range of universal themes—from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Amy De la Haye,Shelley Tobin
Publsiher: V&a Publications
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105016766524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Book Review:

'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only; fashion is something in the air.' - Coco Chanel This is a fascinating account of one of the most admired and influential fashion designers of all time. The focus is on Chanel the couturiere and her immense influence on the way women choose to dress in the modern world. The story is brought up to date with a final chapter based on an interview with Karl Lagerfeld.

Mademoiselle

Mademoiselle
Author: Rhonda K. Garelick
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 067960426X
ISBN 13: 9780679604266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mademoiselle Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism, and earth-shaking change—here brilliantly treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging and incisive historical scrutiny. Coco Chanel transformed forever the way women dressed. Her influence remains so pervasive that to this day we can see her afterimage a dozen times while just walking down a single street: in all the little black dresses, flat shoes, costume jewelry, cardigan sweaters, and tortoiseshell eyeglasses on women of every age and background. A bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume is sold every three seconds. Arguably, no other individual has had a deeper impact on the visual aesthetic of the world. But how did a poor orphan become a global icon of both luxury and everyday style? How did she develop such vast, undying influence? And what does our ongoing love of all things Chanel tell us about ourselves? These are the mysteries that Rhonda K. Garelick unravels in Mademoiselle. Raised in rural poverty and orphaned early, the young Chanel supported herself as best she could. Then, as an uneducated nineteen-year-old café singer, she attracted the attention of a wealthy and powerful admirer and parlayed his support into her own hat design business. For the rest of Chanel’s life, the professional, personal, and political were interwoven; her lovers included diplomat Boy Capel; composer Igor Stravinsky; Romanov heir Grand Duke Dmitri; Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster; poet Pierre Reverdy; a Nazi officer; and several women as well. For all that, she was profoundly alone, her romantic life relentlessly plagued by abandonment and tragedy. Chanel’s ambitions and accomplishments were unparalleled. Her hat shop evolved into a clothing empire. She became a noted theatrical and film costume designer, collaborating with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and Luchino Visconti. The genius of Coco Chanel, Garelick shows, lay in the way she absorbed the zeitgeist, reflecting it back to the world in her designs and in what Garelick calls “wearable personality”—the irresistible and contagious style infused with both world history and Chanel’s nearly unbelievable life saga. By age forty, Chanel had become a multimillionaire and a household name, and her Chanel Corporation is still the highest-earning privately owned luxury goods manufacturer in the world. In Mademoiselle, Garelick delivers the most probing, well-researched, and insightful biography to date on this seemingly familiar but endlessly surprising figure—a work that is truly both a heady intellectual study and a literary page-turner. Praise for Mademoiselle “A detailed, wry and nuanced portrait of a complicated woman that leaves the reader in a state of utterly satisfying confusion—blissfully mesmerized and confounded by the reality of the human spirit.”—The Washington Post “Writing an exhaustive biography of Chanel is a challenge comparable to racing a four-horse chariot. . . . This makes the assured confidence with which Garelick tells her story all the more remarkable.”—The New York Review of Books “Broadly focused and beautifully written.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition.

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Axel Madsen
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 1504008537
ISBN 13: 9781504008532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Book Review:

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.

The Queen of Paris

The Queen of Paris
Author: Pamela Binnings Ewen
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1982546948
ISBN 13: 9781982546946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queen of Paris Book Review:

Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style—the iconic little black dress—and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris, the new novel from award-winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen, vividly imagines the hidden life of Chanel during the four years of Nazi occupation in Paris in the midst of WWII—as discovered in recently unearthed wartime files. Coco Chanel could be cheerful, lighthearted, and generous; she also could be ruthless, manipulative, even cruel. Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich’s High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, Chanel wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the United States with the confidential formula for Chanel No. 5. Distrustful of his intentions to set up production on the outskirts of New York City, Chanel fights to seize ownership. The House of Chanel shall not fall. While Chanel struggles to keep her livelihood intact, Paris sinks under the iron fist of German rule. Chanel—a woman made of sparkling granite—will do anything to survive. She will even agree to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect her darkest secrets. When she is covertly recruited by Germany to spy for the Reich, she becomes Agent F-7124, code name: Westminster. But why? And to what lengths will she go to keep her stormy past from haunting her future?

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Lisa Chaney
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-10-06
ISBN 10: 0141972998
ISBN 13: 9780141972992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Book Review:

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

Coco Chanel
Author: Isabella Alston
Publsiher: TAJ Books International
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1844063828
ISBN 13: 9781844063826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coco Chanel Book Review:

Coco Chanel, without question probably the most famous fashion designer of all time, was named by TimeÊ magazine one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Her life was filled with trauma, romance, intrigue, and scandal, but her business acumen and groundbreaking talent (along with funding by her paramours) took her far beyond her humble beginnings. Chanel understood how to get what she wanted from life and never hesitated to pursue the grandest of visions. Her designs broke numerous barriers, and her influence on style and aesthetic forever changed the world, especially for women. WomenÕs liberation took a major step forward when Chanel made it acceptable and stylish for women to throw away their corsets and pull on pants! Moving beyond tangible style to the intangible, Chanel broke new ground when she introduced her own scent, N¡5. She was the first designer to do so. Today most fashion houses have their own fragrance line, but it was Chanel who started the trend. This was but one of many trendsÑnow considered classicsÑthat were born of ChanelÕs brilliant design mien: ropes of pearls, cardigans, jewelry cuffs, slinky jersey fabric, and more. Vive la Chanel!

Living with Coco Chanel

Living with Coco Chanel
Author: Caroline Young
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0711240345
ISBN 13: 9780711240346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Coco Chanel Book Review:

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. This beautifully illustrated biography tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riveria, Chanel’s style was inspired and influenced by her environment. Emerging at a time that allowed women to be more independent, she designed clothes that let them be free. As she found fame, love and success, she used the memories of her past, and the way that she lived, to forge her own independence. Featuring designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography, Living with Coco Chanel provides a fascinating insight into Chanel’s life, work and legacy.

Chanel

Chanel
Author: Isabelle Fiemeyer
Publsiher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 9782080202239
ISBN 13: 2080202235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Book Review:

Coco Chanel continues to beguile more than two decades after her death; her life and work are a source of enduring fascination. Chanel expert Isabelle Fiemeyer unveils the mysteries that have surrounded the private and public figure by piecing together new research with accounts from Chanel's intimate friends and relatives, artists, writers, photographers, directors, actors, scholars, and those who worked with her inside the House of Chanel. The author describes Chanel's carefully crafted persona and then gradually elucidates each layer of intrigue that surrounded the great fashion designer to reveal the woman behind the enigma. Her life was marked by suffering that stemmed from affronts, an absent father, abandonment, and death, but also by vitally positive forces--her idealized childhood, collaborations with the world's greatest artists, and her permanently hypnotic, albeit staged, presence. While the myth surrounding Chanel was extolled, perpetuated, and modulated by some, others twisted it, reviling and vilifying the designer. Offering fresh revelations about Chanel's life, this handsome volume includes photographs and previously unpublished material, including new documents from the wartime period.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
Author: Linda Simon
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 1861899653
ISBN 13: 9781861899651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coco Chanel Book Review:

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.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
Author: EPUB 2-3
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1438148267
ISBN 13: 9781438148267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Allure of Chanel

The Allure of Chanel
Author: Paul Morand
Publsiher: Pushkin Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 1782270574
ISBN 13: 9781782270577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Allure of Chanel Book Review:

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel's death. Through Morand's transcription of their conversations, Chanel tells us about her friendship with Misia Sert, the men in her life - Boy Capel, the Duke of Westminster, artists such as Diaghilev, her philosophy of fashion and the story behind the legendary Number 5 perfume...The memories of Chanel told in her own words provide vivid sketches and portray the strength of Coco's character, leaving us with an extraordinary insight into Chanel the woman and the woman who created Chanel.

Chanel Bonfire

Chanel Bonfire
Author: Wendy Lawless
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 1451675364
ISBN 13: 9781451675368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chanel Bonfire Book Review:

"Wendy Lawless' stunning memoir of resilience in the face of an unstable alcoholic and suicidal mother"--

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Author: Chris Greenhalgh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 1101162945
ISBN 13: 9781101162941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Book Review:

Coco Chanel and Composer Igor Stravinsky. Their love affair inspired their art. Their art defined an era. In 1913, at the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the young couturiere Coco Chanel witnesses the birth of a musical revolution- one that, like her designs, rips down the artifice of the old regime and ushers in something profoundly modern. Seven years later, she invites Stravinsky and his family, now exiled from their Russian homeland, for a summer at her villa, and the powerful charge between them ignites into a deep love affair. As Stravinsky enjoys a new burst of creativity and Chanel brings forth her own revolutionary creation-the perfume Chanel No. 5-their love threatens to overtake work, family and life.