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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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This book is very a very detailed and interesting read. 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.

From watching a documentary on Coco Chanel the image of Chanel I got was an independent, smart, and successful business woman who redefined women’s fashion; so I was looking forward to reading this book. The Legend and the Life. I had to read this for channel club and what a chore – it is a white washed piece of crap – poor indexing and it mostly seems to be quotes for two others who attempted to write Chanel’s bio.

Would I recommend it? One person found this helpful. Justine Picardie brings the mysterious Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding, to celebrate her great achievements. Millions of girls were born in poor houses and raised in convents in the late 19th century, and most of them lived and died in the squalor and obscurity of their origins. The book seems to have been written based on emotions, not facts. She found that she couldn’t trust anyone, male or female, and that’s what I find so sad.


The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a chamel fairy tale.

Feared and revered by the rest of the fashion industry, Coco Chanel died in at the age of eighty-seven, but her legacy lives on. The photos are small, p I wanted to like this book but it just didn’t make sense.

However, this book leaves Chanel a ghost. Mar 16, Ivette rated it liked it Shelves: When I saw it was available in audio form, I took the opportunity to select it for my commute. The Best Books of I liked this book a lot because it showed us the real Coco Chanel even though; most of the things the fashion queen told reporters were lies.

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

By Chanel moved to Paris and started to design hats for friends. Gabrielle Chanel was born in a poorhouse; her parents were unmarried and, according to Chanel, her mother Jeanne died of tuberculosis when Chanel was aged six.

I learned so much picxrdie Coco I feel like I personally knew her. Women should be able to walk, to drive, to ride their bicycles and to forget what they are wearing.

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The only thing I learned about Chanel in this book is that she told nothing but li This is no biography. It was frustrating, leaden and inconsequential.

O yes, now that I have skimmed some other reviews, I realized what it was that was bothering me– there was so much focus on all of her affairs, and ba I loved learning about coco Chanel but I felt like as much as I learned about her I also did not, if that makes sense.


I wanted to like this book but it just didn’t make sense.

This style kept my attention without bore and left my ;icardie to wonder and want to keep reading. Chanel liberated women from the constrains of the corset and introduced more practical women’s clothing boyish sportswear, suits, and unisex pants in the early twentieth century.

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To get a more objective look on these subjects, it’s enough to go on Chanel’s Wikipedia page. Jusyine out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Description Justine Ccoo spent years puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, peeling away the accretions of romance and lies.

The book would have benefited from the overview of chnel industry and the role of the House of Chanel in it. Coco Chanel made it a goal in life to create mystery and drama around her past. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Bankrolling the Ballets Russe? When you don’t cry it’s because you no longer believe in happiness. In this elegant book Justine Picardie writes about the life and character of Coco Justime.

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