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Coco Chanel : pearls, perfume, and the little black dress

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"Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index."--Provided by publisher.

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Lyons Public Library J B CHANEL (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
52141300499273
Available
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua YA B CHANEL (Text)
Young Adult Nonfiction
31846002807336
Checked out
04/29/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419725449
  • ISBN: 1419725440
  • Physical Description: 133 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971 > Juvenile literature.
Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971.
Women fashion designers > France > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Fashion designers > France > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Fashion design > France > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Fashion design.
Fashion designers.
Women fashion designers.
France.
Genre: Biography.
History.
Juvenile works.


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