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Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history

Author: Rhonda K Garelick
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
biografi
biography
Named Person: Coco Chanel; Coco Chanel; Coco Chanel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda K Garelick
ISBN: 9781400069521 1400069521 9780812981858 0812981855
OCLC Number: 868199582
Description: xxii, 576 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early life --
A new world --
Designing together : Coco Chanel and Arthur Edward "Boy" Capel --
Grand duke Dmitri --
My heart is in my pocket : Coco and Pierre Reverdy --
Women friends, mimetic contagion, and the Parisian Avant-garde --
Antigone in Vogue : Chanel costumes the Modernist stage --
Bendor : the richest man in Europe --
The patriotism of luxury : Chanel and Paul Iribe --
The pulse of history : Chanel, Fascism, and the interwar years --
Love, war, and espionage --
Showing them : Chanel returns.
Other Titles: Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
Responsibility: Rhonda K. Garelick.

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"Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel's lovers and friends--Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world ... a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality." This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due"--
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