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Feared and revered by the rest of the fashion industry, Coco Chanel died in at the age of eighty-seven, but her legacy lives on. In Coco Chanel opened her own hat shop. Lists with This Book.

The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry. In Coco Chanel, Justine Picardie peels away the layers of romance and myth surrounding the legend of Coco Chanel, revealing the true history of the incredible woman who shaped modern fashion and created an empire of haute couture.

I felt that reading this was a task and I never finished it. This went on tangents about other things. Sales figures were helped when Marilyn Monroe announced that No 5 was all she wore to bed. Chanel was a driven woman, who at first used fashion to make her way onto the Parisian high society, or even to attract the aristocratic men.


Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie: review

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Set up a giveaway. The Legend and the Life. I love that Chanel got rid of corsets and heavy hair and restrictive clothing for us. Write a customer review. Why did I read it? See all 99 justjne. Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies.

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Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel. I wanted to like this book but it just didn’t make sense. I picked up this book knowing very little about Coco Chanel and wanting to read a little more about picardle woman who had such an influence on style during the 20th century.

Share your thoughts with other customers. What didn’t I like about this book? I enjoyed this book.

I enjoyed this delicate and thoughtful biography of a very complex and private woman whose own accounts of her life seemed to have been more fiction than fact and who combined impeccable taste with More from the web. I’ll probably finish it some time, just not right now.

The author is content to tell Coco Chanel’s story by listing the things she says about herself, what others say about her, then never clears up the incongruence by telling us what her research turned up on the matter.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It was a book focussed on revealing truth and facts, and I learned some things about Chanel I had not known before. It’s a factual biography of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, better known as Coco Chanel, the orphaned girl who rose to be one of the most famous names in fashion, if not the most famous; credi Why did I read it?

Coco Chanel : The Legend and the Life

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The Legend and the Life. But I have to wonder what, if anything, this book adds to the literature on Chanel. Overall, great read, almost like a novel, and if you’re a fan of Chanel you’re sure to enjoy. Somehow Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was able almost single-handedly to reinvent not only herself, but also to recreate entirely the way women dressed, inventing modern women’s clothing clco both recognized and enabled the new role of women in society.

Apr 21, Kerry rated it did not like it Shelves: By all accounts, Coco Chanel 19 August — 10 January lived a remarkable life.