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After reading this she must have been a very difficult person to get a long with or please, but that is what made her This biography is a bit of a rough read, but interesting all the same.
Coco Chanel: A Biography
Unlike other designers at her time, she let the press photograph her designs before the runway shows. The society that she catered to was small, but very wealthy even in times of war. She applied her knack for fabrication to her own identity as well as to the clothing lines she introduced. My admiration for what she achieved as a business woman is marred by her need to be loved by men and the exceptions she made about her own ambitions as a women in contrast with her endorsement of the patriarchal view of the woman as the domesticated creature who should have no desire to further her own understanding of the world.
Things we take for granted today like the little black dress, sling back shoes, the quilted bag, a suit, and a long strand of pearls, all exist simply because Chanel was wholly original and willing to take risks. Her parents sold various goods in local markets. Paperbackpages. No wonder she left her mark!
Born as an illegitmate second child, after her mother’s death she and her sisters were sent to an orphanage. Alex Madsen brings to life Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the queen of fashion who revolutionized women’s styles forever.
Coco Chanel – A Biography, by Axel Madsen
Open Preview See a Problem? Definitely preferred the film to the novel. My admiration for what she achieved as a business woman is marred by chaanel need to be loved by men and the exceptions xoco made about her own ambitions as a women in contrast with her endorsement of the patriarchal view of the woman as the domesticated creature who should have no desire to further her own understanding of the world. Based upon our own political opinions we may be critical or resentful of her action. I had of course heard of Chanel but not de Wolfe.
Danielle Andrews rated it it was ok May 12, Apr 06, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: Coco Chanel was het eerste deel dat ik las. Later in life she would describe as living with her aunts. Refresh and try again. I would recommend reading a Chanel bio xxel you’re interested in fashion, in women in business, or in early 20th century life – but probably not this one. It axdl also possible to say that she was the ultimate survivor.
I had saved this biography for last out of a group of them I had gotten for Christmas, thinking it’d be the best but I was very wrong.
Born as an illegitmate second child, after her mother’s death she and her sisters were sent axep an orphanage. Movies she costumed, crucial style elements, personaliti This was really quite interesting: Here’s evidence that she was inspired by those she inspired, and I’d give anything for a community like that!
No trivia or quizzes yet. She started her first shop form the money from Etienne Balsan and the rest is history.
Ze versleet mannen, vaak met bekende namen. From her various famous Chanel was a powerhouse. There are many design aspects to them that are so fascinating I think they deserved inclusion. There are a handful of books written about her so I tried to do my homework and find the best one to read. If you’re looking for detailed fashion discussion this probably not the book for you. The author made it very clear that Mme. Open Preview See xoco Problem? Probably The first book I read on Chanel which made me want to read more.
She was absorbed into her work that she massen want to get married even though she had many lovers. Books by Axel Madsen. Movies she costumed, crucial style dhanel, personalities she clothed, and shoulders she rubbed.
Chanel: A Woman of her Own by Axel Madsen |
Mar 22, Cindy rated it really liked it. Jan 24, Stacey rated it it was amazing. Veeresh rated it it was ok Nov 14, Her involvement with the Baron von Dincklage might have been the simple comfort of romance at an age when most women give up on even expecting it, or it might have been something more nefarious.
I think the amount xoco time it took me to finish this book says it all – it was interesting enough to finish, but not interesting enough to stop me from putting it down whenever some new must-read came along. I understand why some elements of her life are often romanticized by novelists: Lists with This Book.
The authors account of Chanel’s behavior during WW2 was fascinating. Granted the most successful people have to exert a degree of ruthlessness but in this case Chanel is ruthlessness personified. Preview — Coco Chanel by Axel Madsen.