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Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress

Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin
$29.99(NZD)  inc GST
Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index.
Author description
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many biographies for young people, including Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter, Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People, and Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli. She lives in Malibu, California.
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General Fields

  • : 9781419725449
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : March 2018
  • : 210mm X 140mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 746.9/2092 B
  • : 144
  • : colour + black and white photographs throughout
  • : Susan Goldman Rubin
  • : Hardback
  • : English