This true story of the magnificent Coco Chanel is the inspiration for a
major new film starring Audrey Tautou - opening at Australian cinemas
25 June 2009.
She revolutionised how women looked. She banned corsets, shortened
skirts and scented the world with Chanel No.5. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel
was an icon. Yet her real story only came to light when Vogue editor
Edmonde Charles-Roux, intrigued by Chanel’s carefully moulded image,
decided to pursue the true history of this enigmatic icon.
About the Author
Edmonde Charles-Roux served as a nurse and a Resistance worker in World
War II, before beginning a career as a journalist writing for Elle and
Paris Match. For twelve years she was Editor-in-Chief of the French
edition of Vogue. She has written another biography, Don Juan of
Austria, and two novels, Elle, Adrienne and To Forget Palermo, which
won the Prix Goncourt. Nancy Amphoux is the translator of many major
biographies, including those of Tolstoy, Turgenev and Pushkin.
Acknowledgements. Foreword. Origins 1792-1883. Gabrielle's youth 1884-1903. A False Start 1903-1905. The Keepers and the Kept 1906-1914. The Foundations of an Empire 1914-1919. The Slavic Period 1920-1925. A Victorian Illusion and its Aftermath 1925-1933. Of Divers Dances 1933-1940. The German Period 1940-1945. First Epilogue 1945-1952. Second Epilogue 1953-1971. Notes. Index.
ISBN: 9781906694241 ISBN-10: 0646497286 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 428 Published: 1st June 2009 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.565
Edition Number: 1