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Mademoiselle - Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

Rhonda Garelick

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

16h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

28:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

57:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

51:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

49:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

54:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

51:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

56:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:38