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Coco Chanel

(2010)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this full-scale biography we finally discover the history of the incredible woman who created the way we look now. Coco Chanel was an extraordinary inventor - she conjured up the little black dress, bobbed hair, trousers for women, contemporary chic, best-selling perfumes, and the most successful fashion brand of all time - but she also invented herself, fashioning the myth of her own life with the same dexterity as her couture. While Chanel was supreme innovator and vendor of all things elegant and beautiful, what lies beneath her own glossy myth is far darker. Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. Justine Picardie brings the mysterious Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding, to celebrate her great achievements. She examines Chanel's enduring afterlife, as well as her remarkable life, uncovering the consequences of what she covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and legend, yet keeping intact the real fabric of her past.



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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
ISBN: 0-06-196385-2 / 978-0-06-196385-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: It Books
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October 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
ISBN: 0-00-731761-1 / 978-0-00-731761-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
ISBN: 0-00-731899-5 / 978-0-00-731899-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
ISBN: 0-00-731904-5 / 978-0-00-731904-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
ISBN: 0-06-207417-2 / 978-0-06-207417-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: It Books
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Audio Editions

September 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
ISBN: 0-85735-087-0 / 978-0-85735-087-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
Publisher: It Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Author(s): Justine Picardie
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK