What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion

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Pub Date 28 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2021

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If Coco Chanel were to give a masterclass on design, creativity and attitude, what wisdom would she impart? Discover the life, work and legacy of Chanel in this sharply curated biography focusing on artistic spirit.

Chanel’s ethos captured the imagination of post-war women, releasing them from the corseted silhouette and changing what we wore forever. But how did Chanel think? How did her experiences shape her creative career? And how was her no-holds-barred attitude reflected in her work? What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion breaks down Chanel's life and work into memorable maxims that epitomise her ground-breaking perspective – including Poverty Can Be Luxury, Rebel Against Your Rivals, Find Your Spirit Animal and Twist Textile Traditions. This book uncovers Chanel's creative approach, her inspirations, her business acumen and the details that make her designs so timeless.

With pithy, illuminating text and inspirational photographs, learn something from Chanel and apply it to your own life, creativity and style. These are the things that really define what it means to be Chanel. 

Small and beautifully formed – if you like this, What Alexander McQueen Can Teach You About Fashion is also available.

If Coco Chanel were to give a masterclass on design, creativity and attitude, what wisdom would she impart? Discover the life, work and legacy of Chanel in this sharply curated biography focusing on...

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I love Chanel. Coco Chanel’s rules of fashion are something I still live by. What a delightful book that combines all of them in a really artful way.

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Coco Chanel is the one who changed how woman dress and she was a revolutionary in the fashion field. This books is a good summary of her ideas and is richly illustrated. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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A stunning homage to the woman behind one of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands, ‘What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion’ delves unto the inspirations and history behind the near-century long success of CHANEL. Beginning with humble origins in a convent, and culminating in fearless, functional clothes for the modern woman, this journey is one that is nothing short of inspiring. With beautiful pictures and advice from the designer herself, this book is a staple for any fashion follower’s bookshelf.

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Creativity at its best! What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion by Caroline Young is a stunning book about her life as a designer and creator! Love the beautiful photographs. Discover the life, work, and legacy of Chanel in this sharply curated biography focusing on artistic spirit. Thank you Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion and NetGalley for sending me a copy of this book.

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My Recommendation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion” by Caroline Young Gabrielle Chanel—Gamine Orphan to Fashion Icon—Coco Taught impeccable stitches by Cistercian nuns in black and gray habits, little orphan Gabrielle Chanel in the late 1890s, surrounded by mystical symbols in France’s medieval Aubazine Abbey, embraced her sewing talent and esoteric beliefs and turned them into a fashion revolution of the new century. Daring and dangerous in her exotic fashion tastes, the adult Gabrielle, nicknamed Coco, from a favorite song that she enjoyed singing, blazed into the Belle Epoch not in tight corsets, but in loose culotte pajama pants and striped jersey sailor shirts that she designed for women. The Normandy beaches were in shock; then the Rivera. Chanel made the scene exciting and glamorous! Fashionable ladies were adopting this chic, stylish and gorgeous couture with Chanel flare. Coco’s fashion empire evolution included little black dresses, Highlands’ inspired tailored tweed suits, layers of pearls and Byzantine-inspired jewelry, as well as her renowned scents—especially the perfume classic, Chanel No. 5. Author Caroline Young details in text and photo history, Coco Chanel’s journey of self represented through her loves, losses and ultimate creation of a unique fashion-forward revolution in women's wear that was influenced by her life, by numerology and by her beliefs in magical mysticism. Learn why the hooked backward CCs; the colors black, white, gray and beige; and number five play such important roles in the designs and life of the iconic Coco Chanel. These, and more mysteries and facts, are revealed in this lovely historical and pictorial anthology to Gabriel “Coco” Chanel by Caroline Young—one of my favorite guilty pleasures this year! ======== The Book Maven’s Journal—Reviews for Word Connoisseurs REVIEWER: J. Hunt STAR RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion” by Caroline Young Genre: Non-Fiction | Arts & Photography | Biographies & Memoirs Publication Date: 14 September 2021 Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, Frances Lincoln My Sincere Appreciation to NetGalley, Author Caroline Young and Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, Frances Lincoln for Providing this Advance Reader's Copy for Review.

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Absolutely beautiful book!it gives you a behind the scenes look at the woman behind the brand. This provides an understanding of why her clothes appeal to almost everyone. She designed clothes that were elegant and comfortable at the same time. Her designs have stood the test of time and are still sought after today. This book does a good job of helping you get to know Gabrielle Chanel and the beautiful clothes she designed.

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A beautifully written &illustrated book about Coco Chanel.An intimate look at her thoughts ideas what made her the fabulous designer she was.This is a beautifully illustrated book would make a lovely gift,#netgalley#quatro

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Such a beautiful book and an incredible homage to the woman who revolutionized the fashion industry entirely. Filled with pages and pages of her creations and fashion inspiration, and a delight to go through and learn about an important piece of fashion history.

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A beautiful coffee table book which would make a thoughtful gift for the style addict in your life. A well as the selection of beautiful photographs to inspire whoever picks up this book, there is also a lot of detail about Coco Chanel's life which would interest those who are familiar with the brand but not the woman.

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Super cute book and very informative. Enjoyed every moment reading it. Would make a great gift. Thank you for the chance to read this.

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This was a beautiful history of Chanel and her impact on the fashion world. The photographs were stunningly placed to illustrate the moments of Chanel's history. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in fashion and history. Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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