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Chanel
Couture and Industry
Chanel
Authors: By Amy de la Haye
Imprint: V & A Publishing
ISBN: 1-85177-643-5
EAN: 9781851776436
Availability: In Stock
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Trim Size: 8 1/4 x 9 3/4
Page Count: 128
Cover: Paperback
Illustrations: 55 color illustrations and 35 black-and-white illustrations
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About the book
For almost a century, the name Chanel has been inextricably linked to elegance, modernity, and fashion innovation. It was Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) who single-handedly made striped jerseys and loose trousers chic, costume jewelry desirable, the little black dress the height of sophistication, and tweed suits a staple of every fashion-conscious woman’s wardrobe. In this beautifully illustrated book, drawing on the renowned collections of the V&A, fashion historian Amy de la Haye celebrates Chanel as the couturière who changed the way stylish women everywhere dress, then and now. She also examines the creative output of this most famous of fashion houses, from its infancy in the 1920s to the present day as it continues to prosper under the direction of Karl Lagerfeld.


Praise for Chanel:

“This is one book about Chanel that keeps its focus just right.” The Washington Times


About the author
Amy de la Haye is a curator and dress historian. She holds a Readership at London College of Fashion and was formerly curator of twentieth-century fashion at the V&A. She is the author of Lucile with Valerie Mendes and editor of A to Z of Style.


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