The Allure of Chanel (Illustrated)

by Paul Morand


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The story of Coco Chanel in her own words, as told by her to Paul Morand – in a Deluxe special edition, illustrated by Karl Lagerfeld and authorised by Chanel

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel’s death. Through Morand’s transcription of their conversations, Chanel tells us about her friendship with Misia Sert, the men in her life – Boy Capel, the Duke of Westminster, artists such as Diaghilev, her philosophy of fashion and the story behind the legendary Chanel No. 5 perfume…

The memories of Chanel told in her own words provide vivid sketches and portray the strength of Coco’s character, leaving us with an extraordinary insight into Chanel the woman and the woman who created Chanel.

The Allure of Chanel attracted the attention of Karl Lagerfeld, who embellished it with seventy-three drawings, sketched for this special illustrated edition.

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Weight 0.3 kg

Translated by Euan Cameron


Genre:Biography & Memoir / Non-fiction