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This monograph on Coco Chanel chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. From her early forays into millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, through the classics that have made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket and the little black dress, to the global empire the brand is today under the helm of Karl Lagerfeld, this beautifully illustrated monograph offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. Detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
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Introduction; Early Life; Sportswear: 1910-20s; Iconic Fashions: 1910-1930s; Costumes: From the Ballets Russes to Hollywood; Nazism and Exile in Switzerland; The Karl Lagerfeld Years; Jewellery; Handbags; Beauty and Fragrances; Suggested Reading; Index.

About the Author

Emma Baxter-Wright is a freelance fashion and beauty writer who has contributed to such publications as The Face, iD, Just Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan in the UK. Formerly a stylist and consultant for Channel 4 and the BBC 2, she is the author of The Little Book of Schiaparelli and Duffy. She lives in Gloucestershire, England.

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