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Chanel: An Intimate Life [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Chaney
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Book Description

In Chanel: An Intimate Life, acclaimed biographer Lisa Chaney tells the controversial story of the fashion icon who starred in her tumultuous era



Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women, yet in her work expected the highest standards. She took a 'plaything' and turned it into a global industry which defined the modern woman. Filled with new insights and thrilling discoveries, Lisa Chaney's Chanel provides the most defining and provocative portrait yet.



'Chaney's research is laudable, uncovering fresh details of Chanel's well-trodden rag trade to riches story' Evening Standard



'An unflinching examination of the historically inscrutable designer' Vogue



Lisa Chaney has lectured and tutored in the history of art and literature, made TV and radio broadcasts on the history of culture, and reviewed and written for journals and newspapers, including The SundayTimes, the Spectator and the Guardian. She is the author of two previous biographies: Elizabeth David and Hide-and-Seek With Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie.



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Chaney's research is laudable, uncovering fresh details of Chanel's well-trodden rag trade to riches story Evening Standard

About the Author

Lisa Chaney has lectured and tutored in the history of art and literature, made TV and radio broadcasts on the history of culture, and reviewed and written for journals and newspapers, including The Sunday Times, the Spectator and the Guardian. She is the author of two previous biographies: Elizabeth David and Hide-and-Seek With Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1783 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (October 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HHSXXM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating March 27, 2013
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If you love biographies, then this one will absorb you, who would have thought morphine would play such a huge part in her life. The lengths she went to to be able to market her extreme talents, the people she met, loved and played with along the way. I loved this book, and will read it again.
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