Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CHANEL CONFIDENTIAL

Intimate Chanel
 by Isabelle Fiemeyer
Flammarion
Chanel is one of today’s leading luxury brands. The brand has been inextricably linked to elegance, modernity, and fashion innovation. In Intimate Chanel (Flammarion) Fiemeyer recounts the engrossing story of the woman behind the lable, the sophisticated, elegant and  eminent  Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971). Set against stunning photographs of her gorgeous designs, Isabelle Fiemeyer’s in-depth study reveals the making of Chanel's success, unveiling her formative experiences and achievements in Paris against the backdrop of her extraordinary life. Yes, Chanel single-handily made striped jerseys and loose trousers chic, costume jewelry desirable, the little black dress the height of sophistication, and tweed suits a staple of every fashion-conscious woman’s wardrobe - in the tome Fiemeyer exposes the inner workings of the woman that has not been discussed before. The intriguing tome is a must for Chanel enthusiasts, fashion lovers and the like.

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