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Coco Chanel.

By: Abrams, Dennis.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Famous Fashion Designers: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2011Description: 1 online resource (129 p.).ISBN: 9781438136455.Subject(s): Chanel, Coco, --1883-1971 --Juvenile literature | Fashion designers --France --Biography --Juvenile literature | Women fashion designers --France --Biography --Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Coco ChanelDDC classification: 746.9/2092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; 1: The Comeback; 2: Childhood: Fact and Myth; 3: Becoming Coco; 4: Rue Cambon; 5: The Great War and First Success; 6: Tragedy and Triumph; 7: At Her Peak; 8: The War Years; 9: The Return; Chronology; Glossary; Bibliography; Further Resources; Picture Credits; Index; About the Author
Summary: The very name Coco Chanel inspires thoughts of fashion and beauty, perfume and style, and a look of timeless elegance. But the woman behind the name, Gabrielle Chanel, survived a childhood that was anything but stylish and elegant. The daughter of an itinerant merchant whose mother died while she was still young, Chanel lived a life she later denied, raised by nuns in an orphanage as a charity case. Yet somehow, Chanel survived to become the queen of 20th-century fashion, a designer who didn''t draw yet became the most influential designer of her time and beyond. This biography examines the life of Coco Chanel, her fashions, and her loves, showing how the French country girl became a fashion icon.
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Cover; Contents; 1: The Comeback; 2: Childhood: Fact and Myth; 3: Becoming Coco; 4: Rue Cambon; 5: The Great War and First Success; 6: Tragedy and Triumph; 7: At Her Peak; 8: The War Years; 9: The Return; Chronology; Glossary; Bibliography; Further Resources; Picture Credits; Index; About the Author

The very name Coco Chanel inspires thoughts of fashion and beauty, perfume and style, and a look of timeless elegance. But the woman behind the name, Gabrielle Chanel, survived a childhood that was anything but stylish and elegant. The daughter of an itinerant merchant whose mother died while she was still young, Chanel lived a life she later denied, raised by nuns in an orphanage as a charity case. Yet somehow, Chanel survived to become the queen of 20th-century fashion, a designer who didn''t draw yet became the most influential designer of her time and beyond. This biography examines the life of Coco Chanel, her fashions, and her loves, showing how the French country girl became a fashion icon.

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