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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In this elegant book Justine Picardie writes about the life and character of Coco Chanel. I enjoyed this book. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I learned so much about Coco I feel like I personally knew her. She examines Chanel’s enduring afterlife, as well as her remarkable life, uncovering the consequences of what she covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and legend, yet keeping intact the real fabric of her past.

Her story is not a fairytale, but with the faults, the mistakes, the events that happened in her life that are not ideal, she emerged to be one of the most well known women of all time. Sep 20, Prue rated it it was ok.


Coco Chanel

She will include several different versions of an event so the reader will have a fully-rounded idea of what happened. Write a customer review. By Chanel moved to Paris and started to design hats for friends. Coco Chanel led a very legendary life, which led to a very legendary career. Why fear your past so much after you’ve already become the one?

The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie. This is no biography.

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie

This book would lead me to belief that is how Chanel preferred it to remain. In Coco Chaneel opened her own hat shop. Had to put it down unfinished.

Picardke up a giveaway. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I wonder how this book made it to “Official Biography”. I probably would not have lasted five minutes in a room with Chanel, but she is fascinating beyond belief.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Chanel blurred her past so successfully that large swathes of the book were picardif saying ‘but of course, nobody really knows It was good to read about this woman who lived and loved with apparent abandon but was a frightened child within.

Oct 16, Cyndy rated it it was ok. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

This audio book annoyed me immensely, and I think it justnie have started with the narrator Cassandra Harwoodwhose voice droned through each sentence making it hard to concentrate on the information being presented. There is little simple about Coco Chanel.


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

To put one tag on Chanel’s life is near impossible, and that is exactly the word I would use for it. At the age of 12, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, now known as Coco Chanel, was shipped off to an orphanage with her older sister Julie. I would probably have been better off with a book on the House of Chanel rather than Coco Chanel because fashion is where my interests lie and Chanel’s contribution to fashion doesn’t play a major role in this book.

If you were to write a biography of someone like Chanel, at least dig up some truth. I think that was the focus of my dislike of the book: I felt the book really could have been considerably shorter, with the cutting of extraneous information. Clothes, for Coco Channel, were for freedom and forgetting.