Gospel According to Coco Chanel

Gospel According to Coco Chanel

Chanel. Anything related to the grunge revival, featuring ripped tights that look as if you've barely survived a mugging? ... I think of everything that was designed by Coco herself, from her first strawboater inthe early1900stothe ...

Author: Karen Karbo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762774852

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Self-Help

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Chanel (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005), p. 38. Sell Her to the Gypsies “Chasnel.” Madsen, Axel. Coco Chanel: A Biography (London: Bloomsbury, 1990), p. 4. “Gabrielle.” Madsen, p. 6. “Little Coco.” Haedrich, Marcel.

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683352914

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 150

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“An intriguing, well-rounded portrait of a fascinating woman whose many important contributions to art and fashion remain popular today.” —Kirkus Reviews Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco’s development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index. “Rubin’s biography is clear-sighted about Chanel’s faults while extolling her fashion genius. Her source notes and bibliography are meticulous, as is the book’s design . . . This will attract young fashion mavens eager to learn about design history.” —Booklist “Rubin expertly chronicles Chanel’s life in this biography . . . Rubin captures the authenticity of Chanel alongside her psychological need to portray a luxurious lifestyle.” —VOYA “A well-researched primer packed with details on a significant trailblazer.” —School Library Journal “Well-designed biography of a fascinating woman.” —School Library Connection “A succinct, balanced portrayal of controversial haute couturière Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Coco. Chanel: Her. Perfumes. T. he drawing above, by the artist Sem, was the original advertisement for Chanel N°5 perfume. The ad on the opposite page first ran in 1937. Chanel represented her own scent, posed leaning on the mantle of ...

Author: Isabella Alston

Publisher: TAJ Books International

ISBN: 9781844063826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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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!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Chanel, whose look gave women security and the knowledge that the clothing made them look good, was back. A secondcollection served only to confirmwhat thepublic already knew: Gabrielle Chanel had reestablished herself atthe top of the ...

Author: Dennis Abrams

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438148267

Category: Arts and society

Page: 122

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The very name Coco Chanel inspires thoughts of fashion and beauty, perfume and style, and a look of timeless elegance.
Categories: Arts and society

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Boy Capel was Gabrielle Chanel's first great love, and in the course of their nine-year relationship he introduced her to painters, actors and writers. Capel was the first person to truly believe in Chanel, and he even gave her the ...

Author: 50MINUTES.COM,

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 9782808002561

Category: Design

Page: 82

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic French fashion designer Coco Chanel. Chanel entered the fashion world at a time when most designers were men and womenswear was impractical and restrictive, but before long women across France were clamouring to get their hands on her comfortable yet elegant designs, which made use of looser cuts, removing the need for corsets, and new fabrics such as jersey. She also branched out into jewellery design, cosmetics and perfume, allowing her to fund her haute couture collections and paving the way for the business model of modern fashion brands. As an independent woman, innovative designer and brilliant entrepreneur, Coco Chanel changed the world of fashion forever. In just 50 minutes you will: • Find out about the young Gabrielle Chanel’s tireless efforts to work her way out of the poverty she was born into • Discover her greatest successes as a designer and the head of her own fashion empire, including her many stores and the launch of her Chanel No. 5 perfume • Learn about her darker moments, namely her collaboration with the Nazis, and her return to fashion later in life ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.
Categories: Design

Living with Coco Chanel

Living with Coco Chanel

Isabelle Fiemeyer and Gabrielle Palasse-Labrunie, Intimate Chanel, Flammarion, 2011, p18. 4. MarcelHaedrich, Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, Little Brown and Company, 1972, p20. 5. Edmonde Charles-Roux, Chanel and her World, ...

Author: Caroline Young

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711240346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Coco Chanel Igor Stravinsky

Coco Chanel   Igor Stravinsky

Author: Chris Greenhalgh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101162941

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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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.
Categories: Fiction

The Real Coco Chanel

The Real Coco Chanel

(2011) Chris Greenhalgh, Coco and Igor. (Headline Publishing Group 2002) Chaney, L. An Intimate Life. (Penguin Books 2012) Delay, C. Chanel Solitaire. (Collins 1973) De la Haye, A. Chanel: Couture and Industry Paperback (V&A 3 Oct 2011) ...

Author: Rose Sgueglia

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 9781526761040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion

What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion

Cécile Sorel – A French comedic actress of the Belle Époque, known for her extravagant stage costumes and an early customer of Chanel's. Chanel No5 – The first perfume created by Coco Chanel, becoming one of the best-selling of all time ...

Author: Caroline Young

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711259096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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Launching a new series, What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion breaks down Coco Channel's life, work and legacy into 36 highly visual lessons. Covering the iconic looks, Chanel's inspiration and the details that define her sartorial tastes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Coco Chanel Biography of the World s Most Elegant Woman

Coco Chanel  Biography of the World s Most Elegant Woman

Learn about the life and adventures of Coco Chanel Laura Murciello. Coco. Chanel's. Background. Born in the small town of Saumur, France on the 19th of August 1983, Coco Chanel was originally given the name Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

Author: Laura Murciello

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614645023

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 27

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Coco Chanel is best known for her contributions to the design and fashion industry. The famous French designer is believed to be the inventor of the little black dress and for instigating the notion that tanned skin is beautiful. Her designs changed the way we approached the female form, and Hollywood stars would fly her from Paris to Los Angeles just to have a red carpet dress designed. While introducing the world to radical fashion industry transformations, she spent most of her time socializing with the Elite of Parisian and British society. As we know her today, Coco Chanel is the French goddess who has bestowed us with perfumes, designs and the legendary Chanel Suit. Her public statements are often quote by those in the fashion industry who place emphasis on elegance, and those in the business world who strive to succeed. Her designs continue to sell today, and she now has a well-established line of beauty and perfume products. Ever the intellectual, her modernist thoughts have gained her worldwide recognition, even after her death in 1971. Although Coco is best known to us for re-inventing style, her life has not been without its controversies. Far from being a mere woman of elegance, Chanel has a hidden past. By digging beneath the surface, it is clear to see she was just as well known for her drug addiction, affairs with members of the British elite and allegiance with anti-Semitic Nazis. On several occasions she evaded facing international war trials, thanks to her connections in high places.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography