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Mademoiselle Chanel
Author: C. W. Gortner

ISBN: 9780062403469
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5 x 3.2

Based on the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel, Mademoiselle Chanel imagines the rise of the daughter of a laundrywoman who, through driving ambition and talent, would become one of the most influential (and controversial) figures of the 20th century, creating revolutionary styles for women and building an international empire-overcoming tragedies, setbacks and the choices forced by world war.

My life didn't please me, so I created my life. -Gabrielle Coco Chanel

Women the world over, regardless of language, age, or background, recognize this symbol: two interlocking C's, representing a legacy that irrevocably changed women's fashion. The Chanel Suit. The Chanel bag. The little black dress. The alluring fragrance of Chanel No. 5. But who is the woman who would become known simply as Coco Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are shipped off to a convent orphanage after their seamstress mother dies. Very little is expected of a skinny orphan from the countryside, but the sisters nurture Gabrielle's exceptional sewing skills and her childhood willfulness transforms into a woman's fierce determination to create a lif...

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