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Chanel: The Couturiere at Work

De La Haye, Amy, and Tobin, Shelley

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ISBN 10: 0879516399 / ISBN 13: 9780879516390
Published by Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY, 2006
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136 pp., illus. (some col.), ports., biblio., index; 30 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Wraps lightly rubbed. Stated "First Printing." On fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: The foundations of the Chanel empire; The 1920s; The 1930s; Comeback 1953-1971; The house of Chanel Profusely illustrated. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 049620

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Title: Chanel: The Couturiere at Work

Publisher: Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st.

Book Type: Collectible

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In the years around World War I, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel challenged the world of fashion head on. Jersey knit fabrics, easy-to-wear garments based on men's sportswear, showy costume jewelry, and "the little black dress" are just a few of her innovations that have become fashion staples. In this lavishly illustrated book, for the first time the focus is on Chanel the couturière and her immense influence on the way women choose to look in the modern world.

Under the design stewardship of Karl Lagerfeld, the House of Chanel is today more relevant than ever, and in January 2010 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky will be released nation-wide. As exciting as a front row seat at a couture show, Chanel: The Couturiere at Work is a compelling look at the fashion empire of one of the indisputable geniuses of twentieth century fashion.

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Amy de la Haye is Assistant Curator in the Textiles and Dress Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is the author of The Fashion Source Book and coauthor of The Illustrated Dictionary of Twentieth Century Design and Costume. Shelley Tobin is Curator of Costumes for the National Trust in Devon, England.

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