The Allure of Chanel (Illustrated)
By Paul Morand
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NEW DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION, AUTHORISED BY CHANEL "Chanel is France's greatest figure... the most impetuous, the most brilliantly insufferable woman there ever was." Paul Morand
Paul Morand's last book, one of the most appealing of his oeuvre, brings together around the figure of Chanel, portraits of Misia Sert, Erik Satie, Serge Lifar, Georges Auric, Raymond Radiguet, Jean Cocteau, Picasso and Churchill, among others. Based on a series of intimate conversations between Morand and Coco Chanel, written in the great storyteller's marvellous prose, this book artfully sketches the character of the elusive, mysterious and charming creature who inspired Malraux to say: "Chanel, De Gaulle and Picasso are the greatest figures of our times." Hailed on its publication in 1976 as " a great celebration of a book, a finely cut, sparkling gem", The Allure of Chanel attracted the attention of Karl Lagerfeld, who embellished it with seventy-three drawings, sketched for this special illustrated edition.
** Deluxe flapped paperback edition **
Translated by Euan Cameron
Cover illustration by Karl Lagerfeld
Published 24 October 2013