A beautiful and elegant hardback gift purchase that's a must-have for every fashionista. Images include sketches and illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld, fashion photography by Cecil Beaton, Horst P Horst and Edward Steichen, as well as specially commissioned photographs of vintage pieces.
A concise and illustrated biography on one of the world's most influential couturiers and founder of a global fashion brand.
Little Book of Chanel is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of the most celebrated fashion designer in history.
Chronicling the life and legacy of Coco Chanel, one of fashion's most influential couturiers, this gorgeous book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, to the classics that made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket, little black dress and exquisite perfumes.
Detailed photographs and sketches of Chanel's designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it, making a striking gift for any lover of fashion.Autorentext
Baxter-Wright, Emma Having studied fashion at St Martins School of Art and history of art at Bristol University, Emma Baxter-Wright
taught at the London College of Fashion. She has contributed to many publications, such as The Face
and Marie Claire
, and is the author of Duffy
, a photo-book on the English fashion photographer Brian Duffy, and a contributing author of Vintage Fashion
. Emma lives in Gloucestershire, England.Klappentext
This monograph on Coco Chanel chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. Detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.Zusammenfassung
A concise and illustrated biography on one of the world's most influential couturiers and founder of a global fashion brand.Inhalt
Introduction - Early Life - Sportswear: 1910-20s - Iconic Fashions: 1910-1930s - Costumes: From the Ballets Russes to Hollywood - Nazism and Exile in Switzerland - The Karl Lagerfeld Years - Jewellery - Handbags - Beauty and Fragrances - Suggested Reading - Index.