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By the end of World War I, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel had revolutionised women's dress. But dress was the most visible aspect of more profound changes she helped to bring about. During the course of her extraordinary journey, from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour, she would help forge the idea of the modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how the most influential designer of her century became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style.

Her numerous liaisons, whose most poignant details have eluded previous biographers, were the stuff of legend. Witty, strange, mesmerizing, Chanel became muse, patron, or mistress to some of the century's most celebrated artists, including Stravinsky, Picasso, and Dali.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shivanthi Sathanandan | 1/15/2014

    " interesting but there were long tedious passages to get through "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/7/2014

    " I am having a hard time differentiating between if I like this book and not her lifestyle, or if I just don't like this book. Either way, Coco was her own person; very interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zoe Jean | 12/28/2013

    " Kind of disappointed. It focuses on her external life, especially her friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 11/28/2013

    " I've always wanted to know more about Coco Chanel because she's always seemed very interesting, as well as influential. Lisa Chaney does a great job of relating the ups and downs of Chanel's life, although I'm sure this was a tough task. Chanel's early life is shrouded in mystery, but Chaney still helps the reader see the effects of a difficult childhood. Of course the book is filled with tales about life in Paris in the first 6 decades of the twentieth century. There is plenty of mystery in this book, but for readers interested in history, fashion, or both, it's a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 11/24/2013

    " Very in-depth view into Chanel's prolific and staggeringly intriguing life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 11/18/2013

    " For some reason, there is way too much time spent on time periods in Coco's life that no one (including the author) knows much about, while the time periods we do have information about are glossed over. Fascinating subject, but uneven approach and writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annika Cleeve | 9/3/2013

    " I was interested in her life but it really appears to be about her fashion. Still she was an amazing woman, who pioneered feminine equality. Real rags to riches with a gift for making men fall in love with her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yuska Vonita | 8/20/2013

    " Too boring, I have no desire to continue. Sorry, maybe the book is not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline Valencia | 8/16/2013

    " I need MOAR. I watched Coco Avant Chanel and now want something more. Then again, she was quite simply elegant and mysterious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mary beth | 6/5/2013

    " Wonderful read, lots of history and Chanel had an amazing life! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rochelle Stone | 5/19/2013

    " This book was more about the author than the subject. Called it quits within the first 100 pages. Dry and lifeless study of a woman with so much vibrancy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah Kendale | 1/26/2013

    " Very competent and extremely well researched book but ultimately Chanel did not come across as a likeable person so hence I feel a lack of empathy with her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 11/17/2012

    " What a fascinating woman! I have read other books on Coco Chanel and have seen the films. What sets this book apart is the author's extensive research-letters, interviews. I could not stop gazing at the photos included in the book! An amazing biography! A Christmas gift from Bobbie...thank you! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maliamoana | 10/21/2012

    " I had to force myself to finish. Too many names and tiny details! I had to stop and start so many times. Never really captured my full attention. The last few chapters moved a bit faster, but this book was a chore to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 10/20/2012

    " Author painted a very nice picture but I just couldn't make it past the first third of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raisa | 10/11/2012

    " Great book! Love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley | 9/1/2012

    " An intimate life is a very fitting subtitle to this book. Filled with tons of details from a revolutionary woman's life. Sometimes frustrating always interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marita | 9/1/2012

    " Fascinating woman in a world that changed dramatically, and she was in a middle of it all, should have made a fabulous read. Lisa Chaney sure made it a dry one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 5/1/2012

    " I was loving it but too dang long and dry. And a tad tangential. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tess Wilmoth | 4/3/2012

    " I think this book goes really slow. I wanted to know about Coco's life not her "lovers". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 3/18/2012

    " I enjoyed this book and learned things about Coco Chanel that I wouldn't have guessed. But, I did find it to be a tad too long winded. "

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