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Gabrielle Chanel

ISBN: 9780500023464 (HB - E)

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Époque, she liberated women from their corsets, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers for women; costume jewelry; the exquisitely comfortable suit that became her trademark. Early in the Roaring Twenties, Chanel made the first ever couture perfume - No. 5 - presenting it in the famous little square-cut flagon that, inspired by Picasso and Cubism, became the arch symbol of the Art Deco style. No. 5 remains the most popular scent ever created. This volume, published to accompany a landmark exhibition in Paris, traces the birth and evolution of Chanel's timeless style. Specially commissioned photographs showcase the clothing, while essays by fashion historians illuminate events, themes and the spirit of the age. Rare archival documents and portraits of Gabrielle Chanel herself make this an indispensable volume for fashion historians and connoisseurs of style.

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