Chanel and Her World

Friends, Fashion, and Fame

Author: Edmonde Charles-Roux

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865651593

Category: Design

Page: 384

View: 9707

A pictorial examination of the contributions of Coco Chanel to twentieth-century fashion cites her introduction of bobbed hair, slacks, tanned skin, and the world's first couture perfume, in a volume that features lavish photography documenting her break with nineteenth-century styles and redefinition of elegant design. 10,000 first printing.


ihr Leben

Author: Justine Picardie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869301792


Page: 428

View: 2944

Vogue on Coco Chanel

Author: Bronwyn Cosgrave

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899105643


Page: 168

View: 2103


Author: Edmonde Charles-Roux

Publisher: Harvill Press

ISBN: 9781860460562

Category: Costume designers

Page: 380

View: 7917

Coco Chanel was a legend who revolutionised the way women looked. She became the single most important arbiter of fashion and taste in the 20th century. Just her name was sufficient to convey prestige, quality and unmistakable style. The Duke of Westminster wooed her, Stravinsky played for her and Goldwyn enticed her to Hollywood. She knew everybody who was anybody in the world of the arts from Picasso and Cocteau to Marlene Dietrich and Ingrid Bergman. She designed frankly fake jewellery, introduced the basic 'little black dress' and perfumed the world with her No. 5. However, as this remarkable biography shows, there was a mass of contradictions behind the myth of 'Mademoiselle'. Chanel follows her story from her upbringing in provincial Auvergne through her first successes in the 1920s to her comeback in the 1950s and 1960s. Edmond Charles-Roux's book is definitive as history and immensely entertaining as gossip.

Die Kunst, Chanel zu sein

Gespräche mit Coco Chanel

Author: Coco Chanel,Paul Morand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829601108


Page: 215

View: 1559

Coco Chanel & Igor Strawinsky


Author: Chris Greenhalgh

Publisher: Edition Elke Heidenreich

ISBN: 3641047404

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 459

Ein einfühlsamer, sinnlicher und atmosphärisch dichter Roman über die Liebe zweier exzentrischer Künstlerpersönlichkeiten 1913 findet in Paris die Uraufführung des Balletts „Le sacre du printemps” statt. Der Komponist, Igor Strawinsky, wird für seine radikal neue Musik ausgepfiffen. Doch im Publikum ist eine Frau, die von den dissonanten Rhythmen wie berauscht ist und spürt, dass diese Musik genauso bahnbrechend modern ist wie ihre Modekreationen: Coco Chanel. Es vergehen sieben Jahre, bis der Choreograf Sergej Diagilew Coco mit dem inzwischen aus Russland nach Paris geflohenen Igor Strawinsky bekannt macht. Coco Chanel lädt den mittellosen Komponisten ein, mit seiner lungenkranken Frau und den Kindern in ihrer luxuriösen Villa in Garches zu wohnen und dort in Ruhe sein Frühlingsopfer zu überarbeiten, während sie mit Chanel Nr. 5 das erste synthetische Parfüm kreiert. Hier entspinnt sich eine leidenschaftliche und höchst delikate Liebesaffäre zwischen den beiden exzentrischen Künstlern ... Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Begebenheit: Coco Chanel und Igor Strawinsky hatten tatsächlich eine Affäre.

The World of Coco Chanel

Friends, Fashion, Fame

Author: Edmonde Charles-Roux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500512166

Category: Fashion designers

Page: 384

View: 6829

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers for women; costume jewelry; the exquisitely comfortable suit that became her trademark. Early in the Roaring Twenties, Chanel made the first ever couture perfume - No. 5 - presenting it in the famous little square-cut flagon that, inspired by Picasso and Cubism, became the arch symbol of the Art Deco style. No. 5 remains the most popular scent ever created. Chanel knew instinctively that the road to success lay in being absolutely at one with her own time. And what a time The era of Picasso, Diaghilev, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Jean Renoir, Visconti - all of whom 'Coco' knew and collaborated with, even as she matched their modernist innovations by liberating women from the prison of 19th-century fashion and creating a whole new concept of elegance. volume clearly shows, her life and accomplishment - even her chronic failure in love - constitute one of the great stories of the modern age. Her life is eminently suited to the lavish visual treatment of this handsome volume, which features more than 600 illustrations from an extraordinary collection amassed over the years by Edmonde Charles-Roux, Chanel's official biographer and close friend. An authoritative and practised writer, Charles-Roux has used careful research and vivid eyewitness accounts to set the pictures in their context of time and place. She makes Chanel live again


Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture

Author: Susan Fillin-Yeh

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814771262

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3938

Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture considers the visual languages, politics, and poetics of personal appearance. Dandyism has been most closely associated with influential caucasian Western men-about-town, epitomized by the 19th century style-setting of Oscar Wilde and by Tom Wolfe's white suits. The essays collected here, however, examine the spectacle and workings of dandyism to reveal that these were not the only dandies. On the contrary, art historians, literary and cultural historians, and anthropologists identify unrecognized dandies flourishing among early 19th century Native Americans, in Soviet Latvia, in Africa, throughout the African-American diaspora, among women, and in the art world. Moving beyond historical and fictional accounts of dandies, this volume juxtaposes theoretical models with evocative images and descriptions of clothing in order to link sartorial self-construction with artistic, social, and political self-invention. Taking into consideration the vast changes in thinking about identity in the academy, Dandies provides a compelling study of dandyism's destabilizing aesthetic enterprise. Contributors: Jennifer Blessing, Susan Fillin-Yeh, Rhonda Garelick, Joe Lucchesi, Kim Miller, Robert E. Moore, Richard J. Powell, Carter Ratcliffe, and Mark Allen Svede.

Das kleine Buch der Mode

Author: Christian Dior

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3944296788

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 691

Christian Diors zeitloses ModeABC – nach über 50 Jahren erstmals wieder in deutscher Sprache erhältlich! 1954 veröffentlichte Christian Dior erstmals sein persönliches Mode-Handbuch. Von A bis Z werden darin alle wichtigen Stichworte aus dem Bereich der Mode abgehandelt, über die jede stilbewusste Frau Bescheid wissen sollte – seien es Schnitte, Farben oder Materialien. Auch heute, 60 Jahre später, hat Diors Modebibel nichts von ihrer Gültigkeit verloren. Der klassische Look, der Dior berühmt machte, überzeugt durch seine zeitlose Eleganz und liegt nach wie vor voll im Trend. Das liebevoll gestaltete Büchlein mit Vintage-Charme ist daher ein Muss für alle Frauen, die sich für Mode interessieren.

Chanel. Ein Name - Ein Stil


Author: Jérôme Gautier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791381398


Page: 304

View: 5599

Coco Chanel

Author: Linda Simon

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861899653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 3968

The name Chanel brings immediately to mind the signature scent of No. 5 and the understated but sophisticated glamour of a simple black dress and pearls. But to consider Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) as simply a fashion designer fails to capture her social and cultural significance. As Linda Simon reveals in this biography, Chanel was an iconoclastic entrepreneur who rebelled against and manipulated gender expectations of her time. With her menswear-inspired designs, her loose jersey sweaters belted jauntily at the waist, and her svelte, unadorned gowns, Chanel changed women’s silhouettes, and she became known as a champion of women’s freedom. Chanel not only changed the shape of women’s clothing, but the narrative of women’s lives in the early twentieth century. From her very first hat shop until her death, Chanel sold more than fashion—she sold a myth that became as attractive for many women as her coveted outfits. Simon here teases apart that myth to explore its contradictions—Chanel was a self-proclaimed recluse who emerged as one of the most spectacular personalities of her time; she was a brilliant businesswoman who signed away ninety percent of her company; and she was a genius who claimed she was nothing more than an artisan. In this insightful book, Simon examines the world both reflected and shaped by Chanel, setting her life and work within the context of women’s history in France and America from the Roaring Twenties to the profound social changes of the 1960s. Drawing upon rich archival sources, Simon’s lively book is a clear-eyed look at a woman whose influence and legend transcend the world of fashion.

Chanel No. 5

Die Geschichte des berühmtesten Parfums der Welt

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850545

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 9045

In einer kleinen Flasche Chanel No. 5 wohnen tausend Geheimnisse - das zeigt diese "nicht autorisierte Biographie eines Dufts", der seit fast hundert Jahren die Welt betört. Tilar J. Mazzeo, versierte Kennerin der französischen Kulturgeschichte, erzählt die mit dem berühmten Parfum eng verknüpfte Erfolgsgeschichte einer der faszinierendsten, aber auch widersprüchlichsten Schlüsselfiguren des 20. Jahrhunderts: Coco Chanels Weg vom Waisenhaus über die Demimonde von Lyon zur Pariser Haute Couture. Nicht für eine Werbekampagne, sondern in spontaner Verzückung verriet Marilyn Monroe: "Im Bett habe ich nichts weiter an als ein paar Tropfen Chanel N°5 ." Von Brancheninsidern ehrfürchtig "le monstre" genannt, gehört die kostbare Flüssigkeit in ihrem Art-déco-Flakon, das zum Markenzeichen wurde, zu den begehrtesten Luxusaccessoires des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts und ist weltweit die Nummer 1 unter den exquisiten Parfums. Wie kam es dazu, dass dieser raffinierte Duft, der in den frühen zwanziger Jahren seinen Siegeszug antrat, ein Eigenleben entwickelte und zu einem von Millionen gepriesenen Kultobjekt wurde? Tilar J. Mazzeo schildert den rasanten Aufstieg einer Femme fatale mit Herz zur Gestalterin des modernen Savoir-vivre.


Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

Author: Rhonda K. Garelick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 067960426X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 1225

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism, and earth-shaking change—here brilliantly treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging and incisive historical scrutiny. Coco Chanel transformed forever the way women dressed. Her influence remains so pervasive that to this day we can see her afterimage a dozen times while just walking down a single street: in all the little black dresses, flat shoes, costume jewelry, cardigan sweaters, and tortoiseshell eyeglasses on women of every age and background. A bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume is sold every three seconds. Arguably, no other individual has had a deeper impact on the visual aesthetic of the world. But how did a poor orphan become a global icon of both luxury and everyday style? How did she develop such vast, undying influence? And what does our ongoing love of all things Chanel tell us about ourselves? These are the mysteries that Rhonda K. Garelick unravels in Mademoiselle. Raised in rural poverty and orphaned early, the young Chanel supported herself as best she could. Then, as an uneducated nineteen-year-old café singer, she attracted the attention of a wealthy and powerful admirer and parlayed his support into her own hat design business. For the rest of Chanel’s life, the professional, personal, and political were interwoven; her lovers included diplomat Boy Capel; composer Igor Stravinsky; Romanov heir Grand Duke Dmitri; Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster; poet Pierre Reverdy; a Nazi officer; and several women as well. For all that, she was profoundly alone, her romantic life relentlessly plagued by abandonment and tragedy. Chanel’s ambitions and accomplishments were unparalleled. Her hat shop evolved into a clothing empire. She became a noted theatrical and film costume designer, collaborating with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and Luchino Visconti. The genius of Coco Chanel, Garelick shows, lay in the way she absorbed the zeitgeist, reflecting it back to the world in her designs and in what Garelick calls “wearable personality”—the irresistible and contagious style infused with both world history and Chanel’s nearly unbelievable life saga. By age forty, Chanel had become a multimillionaire and a household name, and her Chanel Corporation is still the highest-earning privately owned luxury goods manufacturer in the world. In Mademoiselle, Garelick delivers the most probing, well-researched, and insightful biography to date on this seemingly familiar but endlessly surprising figure—a work that is truly both a heady intellectual study and a literary page-turner. Praise for Mademoiselle “A detailed, wry and nuanced portrait of a complicated woman that leaves the reader in a state of utterly satisfying confusion—blissfully mesmerized and confounded by the reality of the human spirit.”—The Washington Post “Writing an exhaustive biography of Chanel is a challenge comparable to racing a four-horse chariot. . . . This makes the assured confidence with which Garelick tells her story all the more remarkable.”—The New York Review of Books “Broadly focused and beautifully written.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition.

Alexander McQueen

Author: Judith Watt,Alexander McQueen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899105582


Page: 223

View: 3780

Die Tränen der Königin


Author: Christopher W. Gortner

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641025850

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5146

Opulent und ergreifend: ein Roman über Johanna, die letzte Königin Spaniens Mit 13 Jahren erlebt Johanna von Kastilien die Vereinigung des Königreichs Spaniens unter ihren Eltern Isabella und Fernando mit. Intelligent, schön, und stolz auf ihre Herkunft kämpft Johanna gegen ihr Schicksal an, als sie als zukünftige Braut des Habsburgers Philip des Schönen auserwählt wird. Aber als sie in Flandern dem attraktiven und sympathischen Prinzen gegenübersteht schlagen ihre Gefühle um. Doch weiß sie noch nicht, dass dieser Mann, nicht nur die größte Liebe ihres Lebens sein wird, sondern auch ihre bitterste Enttäuschung ...

Irenas Liste oder Das Geheimnis des Apfelbaums

Die außergewöhnliche Geschichte der Frau, die 2500 Kinder aus dem Warschauer Ghetto rettete

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641165709

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 9281

Was vermag ein einzelner Mensch gegen die Grauen einer ganzen Epoche auszurichten? Eine Menge, wie die wahre Geschichte Irena Sendlers zeigt: Warschau, 1942. Als Sozialarbeiterin hat die junge Polin Zugang zum hermetisch abgeriegelten Ghetto. Was niemand weiß: Sie geht von Tür zu Tür, um verzweifelten Eltern ihre Hilfe anzubieten und ihre Kinder vor der Deportation und dem sicheren Tod zu retten. Unter abenteuerlichsten Umständen schmuggelt Irena nach und nach über 2500 Kinder aus dem Ghetto - in Säcken, Kisten und Särgen, mit Schlafmitteln betäubt, durch Keller und Abwasserkanäle. Mit gefälschten Papieren gibt sie den Kindern eine neue Identität und verschafft ihnen in polnischen Familien, bei Freunden, Waisenhäusern und Klöstern ein neues Zuhause. Die Namen der geretteten Kinder notiert sie und vergräbt die Liste unter einem Apfelbaum. Selbst als die Gestapo sie fasst und foltert, gibt sie ihr Geheimnis nicht preis und überlebt wie durch ein Wunder. Die Geschichte einer fast vergessenen Heldin - neu erzählt auf der Gundlange jahrelanger Recherchen und Interviews mit Überlebenden. Zutiefst berührend, spannend wie ein Roman und zugleich unglaublich inspirierend.