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Chanel

An Intimate Life

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Chanel by Lisa Chaney
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A provocative and revealing account of Chanel that explores her dalliances with bisexuality, drugs and an affair with a Nazi spy. 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. 'An unflinching examination of the historically inscrutable designer.' Vogue 'Chaney is adept at elucidating Chanel's paradoxical character. A nuanced account of a contradictory, complex, quite extraordinary life.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Chaney ably explores the complexities and inner life of her subjec.t' The Times Literary Supplement

Author Biography

Date- 2003-05-13 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. Her biography of Elizabeth David was published in 1998 to critical acclaim. 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.
Release date NZ
August 2nd, 2012
Author
Brand
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 x b&w insets
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
544
Dimensions
129x198x32
ISBN-13
9780141036854
Product ID
19773643

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