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Charles_Roux, Edmonde, Chanel and Her World, New York, The Vendome Press, 1981, first edition thus, 4to (9.25" x 11.25"), SB, gray illus paper wraps w/ red & black titles, VG / none. Edges worn, spine creased.

354 pp, 600+ b/w photos & drawings. Translated from the French by Daniel Wheeler. First French edition 1979, first British edition 1981.

A comprehensive biography, from birth to death and with attention to the surrounding circumstances and times, by Chanel's official biographer, Edmonde Charles-Roux. Contributions from, among others Josephine Baker, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Diaghilev, Horst, Picasso, Comte Etienne de Beaumont, Misia Sert, Paul Iribe, Paul Poiret, Paul Morand, Elsa Schiaparelli, & Christian Berard. A stunning portrait of the woman responsible for redefining couture with the introduction and popularization of the bathing suit and tan, the bob, putting women in pants, her quintessential suit, and her famous perfume No. 5.    [Book ID # 1719]


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