No. 5 Culture Chanel
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: November 5, 2013
  • Price: $250.00
  • Trim Size: 8 34 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 1-4197-1135-0
  • EAN: 9781419711350
  • Page Count: 400
  • Illustrations: 250 full-color images
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

In No. 5 Culture Chanel, Jean-Louis Froment pays homage to the legendary Gabrielle Chanel and her most iconic fragrance. Designed to complement the exhibit "N°5 Culture Chanel" at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Froment's tome traces Mademoiselle Chanel's artistic influences and establishes Chanel N°5's integral role in the avant-garde art of the early 20th century.
 
Able to call Cocteau and Dali friends, Gabrielle Chanel lived in the heart of Parisian modernist movements. The book reveals the intimate links between Mademoiselle Chanel's fabled fragrance and the rising tide of cubist and surrealist art. Lavishly designed with stunning photographs and illustrations, this extremely luxurious volume offers a glimpse into both the storied Chanel house and the artistic landscape of Paris in the 1920s. Photographs of Mademoiselle Chanel are displayed alongside the works of Modigliani and Picasso and the writings of Apollinaire and Proust.

About the author

Jean-Louis Froment curated the exhibit “N°5 Culture Chanel” at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. He is also the founder of the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain in Bordeaux and the artistic director of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco.