The allure of Chanel / Paul Morand ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron ; illustrated by Karl Lagerfeld.
Contributor(s): Cameron, Euan (Translator) [translator.] | Lagerfeld, Karl [illustrator.].Material type: BookPublisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2013Edition: Illustrated edition.Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781908968920; 1908968923.Uniform titles: Allure de Chanel. English Subject(s): Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971 | Women fashion designers -- France -- Biography | Fashion designers -- France -- Biography | Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971 | Fashion designers | Women fashion designers | FranceGenre/Form: Biography.DDC classification: 746.92092
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Paul Morand's last book, one of the most appealing of his oeuvre, brings together around the figure of Chanel, portraits of Misia Sert, Erik Satie, Serge Lifar, Georges Auric, Raymond Radiguet, Jean Cocteau, Picasso and Churchill, among others.
Based on a series of intimate conversations between Morand and Coco Chanel, written in the great storyteller's marvellous prose, this book artfully sketches the character of the elusive, mysterious and charming creature who inspired Malraux to say: "Chanel, De Gaulle and Picasso are the greatest figures of our times." Hailed on its publication in 1976 as "a great celebration of a book, a finely cut, sparkling gem," The Allure of Chanel attracted the attention of Karl Lagerfeld, who embellished it with seventy-three drawings, sketched for this special illustrated edition.
** Deluxe flapped paperback edition **
Originally published in French as L'Allure de Chanel. Hermann, �1976.
This translation originally published: 2009.