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Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney (Paperback, 2012) Book

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An Intimate Life, acclaimed biographer Lisa Chaney tells the controversial story of the fashion icon who starred in her tumultuous era Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists, and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women, yet in her work expected the highest standards. She took a ‘plaything’ and turned it into a global industry which defined the modern woman. Filled with new insights and thrilling discoveries, Lisa Chaney’s Chanel provides the most defining and provocative portrait yet. ‘Chaney’s research is laudable, uncovering fresh details of Chanel’s well-trodden rag trade to riches story’ Evening Standard ‘An unflinching examination of the historically inscrutable designer’ Vogue Lisa Chaney has lectured and tutored in the history of art and literature, made TV and radio broadcasts on the history of culture, and reviewed and written for journals and newspapers, including The SundayTimes, the Spectator and the Guardian. She is the author of two previous biographies: Elizabeth David and Hide-and-Seek With Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie.

Author Biography Lisa Chaney has lectured and tutored in the history of art and literature, made TV and radio broadcasts on the history of culture, and reviewed and written for journals and newspapers, including The Sunday Times, the Spectator and the Guardian. She is the author of two previous biographies: Elizabeth David and Hide-and-Seek With Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie.

Key Features:
Author(s): Lisa Chaney
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Date of Publication: 02/08/2012
Language: English
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10 0141036850
ISBN-13 9780141036854
Subject Biography: The Arts

Publication Data:
Place of Publication: London
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Content Note: 2 x b&w insets

Dimensions:
Weight: 374 g
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Spine: 32 mm

Condition:
Like new
Excellent condition, minimal wear on cover

Additional information

Weight 500 g

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