Coco Chanel by Dennis Abrams
  

Coco Chanel

Written by Dennis Abrams
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Coco Chanel by Dennis Abrams

The very name Coco Chanel inspires thoughts of fashion and beauty, perfume and style, and a look of timeless elegance. But the woman behind the name, Gabrielle Chanel, survived a childhood that was anything but stylish and elegant. The daughter of an itinerant merchant whose mother died while she was still young, Chanel lived a life she later denied, raised by nuns in an orphanage as a charity case. Yet somehow, Chanel survived to become the queen of 20th-century fashion, a designer who didn't draw yet became the most influential designer of her time and beyond. This biography examines the life of Coco Chanel, her fashions, and her loves, showing how the French country girl became a fashion icon.

About the Author

Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, including biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb for Chelsea House. He attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications, and currently lives in Houston, Texas.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
124 pages

Author

Dennis Abrams
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Publisher

Checkmark Books an imprint of Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th January 2011

ISBN

9781604139259


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