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Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

Chanel blurred her past so successfully that large swathes of the book were essentially saying ‘but of course, nobody really knows I found it quite convoluted and it was often difficult to keep track of characters as Picardie went on tangents about their personal histories, irrelevant to their relationship with Chanel.

I’ll probably finish it some time, just not right now. We want to read about Chanel, not anyone else. Now what do i know? She would tell one person one age and then tell another something else. This book was well written and very interesting.


I wonder how this book made it to “Official Biography”.

Not a bad read overall. Preview — Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie.

The Legend and the Life. Buy the selected items together This item: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The more he copies me, the picsrdie taste he displays. There is little simple about Coco Chanel.

Favorite Coco book of them all.

Coco Chanel really did lead an interesting life. However, it was the Little Black Dress that was her most groundbreaking fashion statement when it first made an appearance in This went on tangents about other things.

Coco Chanel

She told them about how her father would visit every year, and send her these beautiful dresses from America.

It Books; Reprint edition August 23, Language: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of But she doesn’t make anything any less murky. The way kustine information was presented was also rather tedious; with no nuance to the writing.

It was hard to get through because of the writing – throwing everything at the reader that had ever been said, knowing that most of it was lies. If you were to write a biography of someone like Chsnel, at least dig up some truth.


Guaranteed to be the most well-read accessory at London Fashion Week. They can’t even unravel the lies enough to tell a cohesive story.

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie: review – Telegraph

I liked this book a lot because it showed us the real Coco Chanel even though; most of the things the fashion queen told reporters were lies. I guess I’m not the book’s target audience! The book is smartly ujstine into small portions; each chapter is short and logical. View all 3 comments. Set up a giveaway. Trivia About Coco Chanel: Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. I wanted to like this book but it just didn’t make sense. The photos are small, poorly captioned, and dull.

Why fear your past so much after you’ve already become the one?