A look inside the inspiration behind one of the world’s most revered luxury houses.
Throughout her life, Gabrielle Chanel was close to the greatest artists of her time, including poets Jean Cocteau and Pierre Reverdy, painters Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali and composer Igor Stravinsky.
The creative heritage of the House of Chanel has continued throughout the decades, from Gabrielle Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld, in the form of a dialogue established between artists and authors. The impact of these individuals and others on Chanel’s designs is explored in detail throughout the book.
Paintings, sketches, letters, documents and rare archival photographs illustrate the influence of different eras and inspirations on the clothing, jewellery and perfumes that have shaped fashion throughout the decades.
Moving from the little black dress to the women’s suit to Chanel N°5, Culture Chanel explores the bold path of a brand that has always known how to express the essence of its times, a fashion house that continues to be an enduring symbol of modernity.
About the Author
Jean-Louis Froment, a prominent figure in the world of contemporary art, is the curator of the Culture Chanel exhibition. Francoise Claire Prodhon, an art historian specialising in the 19th and 20th centuries, is also the author of several books, including Jean Prouvé.
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
Dimensions (cm): 37.0 x 31.3 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 4.55
Edition Number: 1