In Coco Chanel, Justine Picardie peels away the layers of romance and myth surrounding the legend of Coco Chanel, revealing the true history of the incredible. Coco Chanel is brought out of hiding, says Frances Wilson, as she admires Justine Picardie’s new biography of the elusive designer. COCO CHANEL is a lot of things to a lot people. For Justine Picardie, author of the new book Coco Chanel, The Legend and The Life which.

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Hardcoverpages. Who needs fiction when you can read biographies like this? As themes go, this book has many; love, lust, despair, death, coming of age. It’s a factual biography of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, better known as Coco Chanel, the orphaned girl who rose to be one of the most famous names in fashion, if not the most famous; credi Why did I read it?

This book was well written and very interesting. I cico annoyed when a book about a woman mainly focuses more on her love life than her successes. She spun her own myth, but each of her creations was a story as well and each contains a story. To put one tag on Chanel’s life is near impossible, and that is exactly the word I would use for it.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? 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. The only thing I learned about Chanel in this book is that she told nothing but lies. I’ve always had a fascination with this self-made woman, and I remember reading a review of the paperback version of this book on a blog a few years back, and thinking I must read it.


To ask other readers questions about Coco Chanelplease sign up. It is an interesting well written book.

A main reason why I enjoyed the book is that we as the readers are taken back to Chanel’s early days, and we realize that her First and foremost, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt that reading this was a task and I never finished it.

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

The austerity and purity of her life in the plcardie, however, found its way into her designs. Coco Chanel led a very legendary life, which led to a very legendary career.

Sales figures were helped when Marilyn Monroe announced that No 5 was all she wore to bed. It has been said that she fired at least a hundred of her workers, and then realized she needed them, so she hired them back.

This book is very a very detailed and interesting read.

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie: review – Telegraph

I know a little more of Coco but the true Gabrielle remains a mystery. Any allure this book has comes from the subject. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. None of justkne was true. Sep 20, Prue rated it it was ok.


Coco Chanel : Justine Picardie :

Coco Chanel A non fiction book by Justine Picardie. The book was full of facts, but much of the book seemed to stray into the lives of those around Chanel. Chaneel Chanel really did lead an interesting life.

May 24, Debbie rated it did not like it Shelves: Description Justine Picardie spent years puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, peeling away the accretions of romance and lies.

But I have to wonder what, if anything, this book adds to the literature on Chanel. The author of this book so very clearly aspires to have some significance in her life reminiscent of Chanel’s.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Chanel is the symbol for class and I wanted to know all about the woman who changed the fashion world. I’m not even halfway through the book and I can’t put it down. What jusine the main driving forces, who are the main competitors?

It was frustrating, leaden and inconsequential.