Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

by Dennis Abrams


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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 runs in an orphanage as a charity case. Yet somehow, Chanel survived to become the queen of twentieth-century fashion, a designer who didn't draw yet became the most influential designer of her time and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604139259
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Famous Fashion Designers Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,234,155
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Comeback 6

2 Childhood: Fact and Myth 14

3 Becoming Coco 24

4 Rue Cambon 36

5 The Great War and First Success 46

6 Tragedy and Triumph 59

7 At Her Peak 71

8 The War Years 84

9 The Return 102

Chronology and Timeline 112

Glossary 115

Bibliography 116

Further Resources 117

Picture Credits 118

Index 119

About the Author 124

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