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The Resource Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history, Rhonda K. Garelick

Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history, Rhonda K. Garelick

Label
Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
Title
Mademoiselle
Title remainder
Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
Statement of responsibility
Rhonda K. Garelick
Title variation
Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel's lovers and friends--Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world . . . a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality." This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due"--
Summary
Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel's lovers and friends--Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world . . . a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality." This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10357885
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Garelick, Rhonda K.
Dewey number
  • 746.9/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Chanel, Coco
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion design
  • Chanel, Coco
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion designers
  • France
Target audience
adult
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Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
Label
Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history, Rhonda K. Garelick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [437]-545) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The patriotism of luxury : Chanel and Paul Iribe
  • The pulse of history : Chanel, Fascism, and the interwar years
  • Love, war, and espionage
  • Showing them : Chanel returns
  • Early life
  • A new world
  • Designing together : Coco Chanel and Arthur Edward "Boy" Capel
  • Grand duke Dmitri
  • My heart is in my pocket : Coco and Pierre Reverdy
  • Women friends, mimetic contagion, and the Parisian Avant-garde
  • Antigone in Vogue : Chanel costumes the Modernist stage
  • Bendor : the richest man in Europe
Control code
ocn868199582
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 576 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (some color)
Isbn
9781400069521
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014006844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)868199582
Label
Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history, Rhonda K. Garelick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [437]-545) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The patriotism of luxury : Chanel and Paul Iribe
  • The pulse of history : Chanel, Fascism, and the interwar years
  • Love, war, and espionage
  • Showing them : Chanel returns
  • Early life
  • A new world
  • Designing together : Coco Chanel and Arthur Edward "Boy" Capel
  • Grand duke Dmitri
  • My heart is in my pocket : Coco and Pierre Reverdy
  • Women friends, mimetic contagion, and the Parisian Avant-garde
  • Antigone in Vogue : Chanel costumes the Modernist stage
  • Bendor : the richest man in Europe
Control code
ocn868199582
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 576 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (some color)
Isbn
9781400069521
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014006844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)868199582

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