Coco Chanel - a pioneering fashion designer
Want to hear the advice of a woman with experience? A woman who went from being an orphan to a fashion icon and had many offers of marriage? Could you profit and be helped by a woman who did it all? Get Coco Chanel's advice and secret thoughts about men, work, success, fashion, and more...
New, unique fashion book and directory of designer handbags
Coco Chanel: More than any other designer of her time, Gabrielle Chanel had a genius for perceiving not only what would work in contemporary fashion but also what would last.
And Chanel was a true adventuress, always on the cutting edge and sure of her likes and dislikes, which combined to make the 20th century look the way it did. Thus, the House of Chanel thrives today, in no small measure thanks to the creative talents of the chief designer - Karl Lagerfeld.
One of the most visible personalities of her era, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel invented a style synonymous with modernity and chic. What is perhaps less well known is that the grande dame of 20th-century fashion also had a philosophy of life that made her unique.
Her daring opinions were a source of fascination for Chanel's lovers, women of her era, fashion lovers and journalists for years. This chic volume is devoted to the thought process of one of the brightest, most successful and imitated international designers.
The adventure of Coco Chanel's life is captured in these quotations set with inspirational fashion graphics that are both classic and contemporary, in keeping with Coco's great style.
For example about perfume: "A woman who doesn't use perfume doesn't have a future." Pithy like a magic formula.
A woman who doesn't wear perfume,
has no future.
When she needed a counterpoint to the little black dresses and cascades of pearls, she created a new perfume - Chanel. No 5 - that was the first perfume to mix animal and plant extracts used in traditional perfume with synthetic products. Its birth truly led to a "before" and "after" in the world of perfume, which was no longer an inspired alchemy, romantic and volatile, but pure research. In this way, No 5 perpetuates the charm and influence of her personality.
With an ability to blend the outrageous and the elegant, the Coco Chanel expressed all the magic of fashion. She married the modern and the miraculous by transforming the role of haute couture at a time when it was confined to a privileged minority. A businesswoman as well as a designer, she made fashion responsible for expressing society s desires and fulfilling the dreams of millions of women. One could say she established the democratic course of fashion. Since that time, the name Chanel has been synonymous with luxury and taste.
This ebook offers capsule introduction to the achievements of Coco Chanel in her thoughts on how to live and love. Carefully selected illustrations highlight and make more immediate these quotations and enhance the beautiful experience.
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
Chanel's insightful analysis of life's challenges and difficulties are timeless and of lasting value.
In this book there are:
- Forty graphics illustrations
- 50 quotations also including a few poignant ones from Karl Lagerfeld
- and a list of 133 Designer Handbag websites. Where to see and buy beautiful handbags.
In order to be irreplaceable,
one must always be different.
In her career, Chanel soared from an unknown girl from the province to one of the brightest, most successful, and most imitated international designers of our time. Hers is a story of passion, dogged determination, countless obstacles, and a firm belief in style as a major cultural barometer. But most of all, hers is a story of fashion's limitless potential to delight. The ultimate designer, Chanel achieved that status not via expressions of fear or outrage but by celebrating fashion as a mirror on life's gleeful ironies. She found charm in awkwardness as well as glamour an inspiration. This book is a wonderful soiree to which everyone is invited.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.
The House of Chanel evolved from the creative force and remarkable energy of an extraordinary woman, Gabrielle Coco Chanel. Her designs have proven timeless and the pinnacle of class. Her body of work includes millinery, women's wear, haute couture, fragrances, furs, lingerie, and even design for Hollywood stars. In 1931, Chanel was hired by Samuel Goldwin for one million dollars to dress his stars, including Kathrine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Gloria Swanson.
The continuous public appeal and the youthful image of these couture creations are lasting aspects of her career. At the heart of this book are key thoughts, feelings and sayings during Chanel's creative period.
Beautiful fashion illustrations embellish Coco's philosophy. The house of Chanel is currently experiencing a period of great acclaim, emerging as a darling of the press, Hollywood, and the larger fashion community due to the efforts of Karl Lagerfeld. With the most modern of efforts, Karl Lagerfeld has drawn from the rich Chanel tradition to create an award-winning collections that at once evokes, reveres, and reinvents the intentions of its founder.
Those who create are rare; those who cannot are
Therefore, the latter are stronger.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that
failure is inevitable.
The Woman behind the Designs
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) may have very well been the most influential and innovative fashion designer ever. As Christian Dior put it: "With a black pullover and ten rows of pearls she revolutionized fashion." Not only is Chanel known for her little black dress and her No 5 fragrance, but also her classic and timeless suits, shoes...
To record the wisdom of Coco Chanel, this book has been published in her honour.
PS - Remember, there is also a Directory of Designer Handbags automatically included with the book, both printed and ebook formats, which you can use to search for the perfect handbag of your dreams.