Chanel: A Woman of her Own by Axel MadsenChanel: A Woman of her Own by Axel Madsen

Chanel: A Woman of her Own

byAxel MadsenAs told byAxel Madsen

Paperback | September 15, 1991

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Alex Madsen brings to life Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, the queen of fashion who revolutionized women's styles forever.

Axel Madsen was a biographer and journalist. Born in Denmark and raised in Paris, he first began writing for the Paris edition of The New York Herald Tribune. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s, where he wrote biographies of Coco Chanel, Billy Wilder, John Jacob Astor, and Jacques Cousteau among others. He died in 2007.
Title:Chanel: A Woman of her OwnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.97 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:September 15, 1991Publisher:Henry Holt and Co.

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ISBN - 10:0805016392

ISBN - 13:9780805016390

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Chanel. The name means fashion and perfume, emancipation and casual feminine allure. Gabrielle Chanel began as a kept woman making hats for her lover's other mistresses and went on to become fashion's greatest career woman. She never married or had children, but men like Igor Stravinsky and the Duke of Westminster abandoned their families for her. Now Axel Madsen tells Chanel's story. Scheduled to become a TV miniseries starring Jane Seymour. 32 illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

"Madsen ferrets out the seeming truth of a women appartently as deft at fabricating her life as she was with aneedle and thread." -Publishers Weekly