At beginning was Madmoiselle Chanel...
She‘s a Legend with a capital L.
Everybody knows her..her parfume ‘N°5‘..her logo..
But do we really know who Coco was?
How crazy was her life? How strong, smart and hypnotic was her personality?
I know for sure that she always was my biggest inspiration.
And after reading this book I truly adore and love her even more.
'' Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel.
The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairytale. Unveiling remarkable new details about Gabrielle Chanel's early years in a convent orphanage, and her flight into unconventional adulthood, Justice Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon.
Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. An authoritative account, based on personal observations and interviews with Chanel's last surviving friends, employees and relatives, it also unravels her coded language and symbols, and traces the influence of her formative years on her legendary style.
Feared and revered by the rest of the fashion industry, Coco Chanel died in 1971, but her legacy lives on. Drawing upon her unprecedented research, Justine Picardie brings Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding and uncovers the consequences of what she coverd up, unpicking the seams between truth and myth, in a story that reveals the true heart of fashion.''
Justine Picardie 'Coco Chanel- The legend and the life'