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ABOUT THE BOOK
Coco Chanel is best known for her contributions to the design and fashion industry. The famous French designer is believed to be the inventor of the little black dress and for instigating the notion that tanned skin is beautiful. Her designs changed the way we approached the female form, and Hollywood stars would fly her from Paris to Los Angeles just to have a red carpet dress designed. While introducing the world to radical fashion industry transformations, she spent most of her time socializing with the Elite of Parisian and British society.
As we know her today, Coco Chanel is the French goddess who has bestowed us with perfumes, designs and the legendary Chanel Suit. Her public statements are often quote by those in the fashion industry who place emphasis on elegance, and those in the business world who strive to succeed. Her designs continue to sell today, and she now has a well-established line of beauty and perfume products. Ever the intellectual, her modernist thoughts have gained her worldwide recognition, even after her death in 1971.
Although Coco is best known to us for re-inventing style, her life has not been without its controversies. Far from being a mere woman of elegance, Chanel has a hidden past. By digging beneath the surface, it is clear to see she was just as well known for her drug addiction, affairs with members of the British elite and allegiance with anti-Semitic Nazis. On several occasions she evaded facing international war trials, thanks to her connections in high places.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Although the world today mainly remembers Coco Chanel as the woman who changed the face of fashion, throughout her life she was plagued by controversy. Much of these controversies came from the relationships she had with men, as well as rumored sexual liaisons. Throughout her earlier adult to middle age years, Chanel had many affairs with members of both British and Parisian high society.
Chanel's first long-term affair was with an ex-cavalry member known as Etienne Balsan, a wealthy socialite who provided the French army with its uniforms. She met the young textile maker while working in Moulins, and proceeded to be his mistress for three years. Rumors still continue to circulate about the couple potentially having a child together and claiming that it was the son of Chanel's late sister Julia-Berthe. It was her time with Etienne that would later lead to her meeting the love of her life and the man who would help her rise to fame: Captain Arthur Edward Capel.
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- Hyperink, March 2012
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