Vogue on: Coco Chanel

Author: Bronwyn Cosgrave

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849492859

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Hailed as 'the most influential female designer of the twentieth century', Coco Chanel pioneered classic easy-to-wear fashion for the modern woman. She arrived on the fashion scene when feathers, lace and ostentatious beads were favourites, and proceeded to re-invent couture using new materials, like jersey, for outfits that were suitable for everyday wear yet still elegant. With original illustrations and images from celebrated photographers, such as Cecil Beaton, Bronwyn Cosgrave traces the story of Coco Chanel's iconic designs and glamorous, racy life. In 1921 Coco opened her Chanel boutique in Paris - still a destination store today - and launched her first perfume, Chanel No.5. Perhaps her most important contribution to the fashion world was the simple, much-imitated 'little black dress' which made its debut in 1926. Other landmark creations include the Chanel suit and the quilted handbag. A testament to her lasting influence, these legendary designs remain as popular today as when they first appeared. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

Vogue. Coco Chanel

Author: Bronwyn Cosgrave

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788874551095

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Living with Coco Chanel

Author: Caroline Young

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 0711240345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 3717


Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. This beautifully illustrated biography tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riveria, Chanel’s style was inspired and influenced by her environment. Emerging at a time that allowed women to be more independent, she designed clothes that let them be free. As she found fame, love and success, she used the memories of her past, and the way that she lived, to forge her own independence. Featuring designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography, Living with Coco Chanel provides a fascinating insight into Chanel’s life, work and legacy.

The Last Collection

Author: Jeanne Mackin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101990554

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this captivating novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American. Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel’s are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli’s bold, experimental, and surreal. When Lily Sutter, a recently widowed young American teacher, visits her brother, Charlie, in Paris, he insists on buying her a couture dress—a Chanel. Lily, however, prefers a Schiaparelli. Charlie’s beautiful and socially prominent girlfriend soon begins wearing Schiaparelli’s designs as well, and much of Paris follows in her footsteps. Schiaparelli offers budding artist Lily a job at her store, and Lily finds herself increasingly involved with Schiaparelli and Chanel’s personal war. Their fierce competition reaches new and dangerous heights as the Nazis and the looming threat of World War II bear down on Paris.

Classic Chic

Author: Mary E. Davis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520256212

Category: Music

Page: 332

View: 1981


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The Little Guide to Coco Chanel

Author: Orange Hippo!

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 1800691084

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 8431


The creative genius who gave us the Little Black Dress and Chanel No. 5. Almost 50 years after her death, Coco Chanel remains one of the world's most influential fashion designers. Her story is one of creative brilliance and innovation – she was a driving force in freeing women from the restrictive clothing they had been obliged to wear for generations. 'In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different,' Chanel would say, and throughout her life she demonstrated extraordinary passion and determination to change the world around her. There is much wisdom to glean from Chanel's self-reflections, while her sharp wit and joie de vivre will amuse, surprise and inspire in equal measure. 'Fashion changes, but style endures.' As seen on vogue.co.uk, 18 August 2017, by Julia Neel. 'Nobody has ever told Coco Chanel what to think.' As seen on dailymail.co.uk, 10 September 2019, by Caroline Howe. 'A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.' As seen on marieclaire.co.uk, 4 October 2016, by Mariel Reed. 'The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.' As seen on harpersbazaar.com, 12 August 2017.

Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

Author: Chloe Fox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1840917776

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 8218


'One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress' Karl Lagerfeld Ninety years after Vogue dubbed Coco Chanel's simple short black 'Ford' dress 'the frock that all the world will wear', Chloe Fox celebrates the best LBDs in Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress. From the bold, dramatic designs of Zandra Rhodes to the eye-catching LBDs by Vivienne Westwood, from the pared-down simplicity of Calvin Klein's shift dresses to an asymmetric shoulder evening gown by Versace, Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress celebrates the very best of the LBD. Published simultaneously with Vogue Essentials: Handbags. This irresistible new series from Conran Octopus and British Vogue explores the key pieces in a stylish woman's wardrobe and features photographs from Vogue's peerless archive of more than a million pictures.

Creativity and Marketing

Author: Eleonora Pantano

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1800713320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9486


Creativity and Marketing: The Fuel for Success presents a diverse collection of theoretical analysis, real world evidence, and case study applications to synthesize emerging studies on how creativity is important for marketing success.

Coco Chanel. Pioneer of a modern image of women?

Author: Nathalie Möller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346585999

Category: Art

Page: 34

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Pre-University Paper from the year 2014 in the subject Art - History of Art, grade: 15 points, , language: English, abstract: The question of this subject paper in the seminar subject "Art and Culture in Germany in the Twenties and Thirties" is "Coco Chanel - Pioneer of a Modern Image of Women?". During the research for my previous paper with the topic "The change of the image of women from the Weimar Republic to National Socialism" [I] developed an interest in the question to what extent Chanel has influenced our fashion today and consequently also the current image of women. (...) Basically, my research will aim at discussing the question to what extent and by what means Chanel has contributed to the development of the modern image of women. Since Coco Chanel was first and foremost a fashion designer, her influence will presumably also be seen on the fashion level in particular, so that I will try to set the focus of the work there. I will probably build up my elaboration roughly as follows: First, I will explain the image of women at the time before Chanel's influence, whereby I will present the social role of women at that time as well as women's fashion, in order to enable a comparison and to make clear Chanel's presumably divergent view. This is followed by a brief overview of Chanel's life and her particular lifestyle, which is followed by a presentation of her fashion creations. Finally, in order to answer the question of Chanel's influence on a modern image of women, I will examine what in today's (fashion) everyday life is still reminiscent of her work at that time. Finally, I will draw a conclusion and thus answer the previous problem.