Op Shop Book Project – #6
Chanel : Her life her world, and the woman behind the legend by Edmonde Charles – Roux
” Chanel She revolutionized how women looked. She banned corsets, shortened skirts and scented the world with Chanel No.5. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was an icon. But how closely did her carefully moulded image match the truth?
Born illegitimate and raised in an orphanage – not by the two aunts that she invented – Gabrielle Chanel fought constantly to escape the mundane. She rose from back-street milliner to become the head of a vast business empire, and socialised with Picasso, Stravinsky and Cocteau. Edmonde Charles-Roux also reveals one of Chanel’s best-kept secrets – her love affair with a prodigal German spy.
Chanel’s legend did not fade with her death, and nor has the mark of sheer elegance that she left upon the world of fashion. This is the living woman behind the vibrant legend.“
This is the sixth book re-released into the wild as part of the Op Shop Book Project.
It’s available to buy in all the usual places. You should also check out your library for a copy.
If you have spotted this Op Shop Project copy out in the wild please drop me an update by clicking here and filling out a short form.
Bought from a Family Life in Cheltenham for $5
Re-donated to an op shop in SE Melbourne.
This may be the closest I’ll ever coming to owning Chanel!
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