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Chanel, Coco 1883-1971

Works: 507 works in 1,186 publications in 14 languages and 34,194 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Costume designer, Illustrator, Author, Dedicatee, Artist, Creator, Interviewee, 904, Collector, Other
Classifications: TT505.C45, 746.92092
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The gospel according to Coco Chanel : life lessons from the world's most elegant woman by Karen Karbo( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delving into the long, extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of book, exploring Chanel's philosophy on a range of universal themes--from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms
Chanel by François Baudot( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a stint in Hollywood for Sam Goldwyn and moving on to Jean Renoir, Lucchino Visconti, and Alain Resnais
Coco Chanel by Dennis Abrams( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Coco Chanel, her fashions, and her loves, showing how the French country girl became a fashion icon
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hepburn portrays a record-breaking flyer who falls hopelessly in love with a married man (Colin Clive). Though madly in love, he can't divorce his good natured and caring wife (Billie Burke)
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Michel Leiris( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Règle du Jeu unfolds at a weekend shooting party at the château of Robert de la Chesnaye and his wife Christine, where the guests include Robert?s mistress Genevieve, and André, an aviator who is in love with Christine. An upstairs downstairs bedroom farce ensues, with lovers and adulterers, masters and servants, playing out the morally bankrupt rules of the game. While the original negative was destroyed during the War, this fully restored print finally allows cinema lovers to savour the genius of Jean Renoir?s cinematic masterwork
Le sang d'un poete( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works
Die Kunst, Chanel zu sein : Gespräche mit Coco Chanel by Paul Morand( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1946 erzählte die schon 63-jährige Modeschöpferin (1883-1971) dem französichen Schriftsteller Paul Morand (1883-1976) ihr bewegtes Leben - von ihrer entbehrungsreichen Kindheit über den Aufbau eines Modeimperiums bis zu ihren Freundschaften zu Picasso, Ravel, Strawinsky und Cocteau
Blood of a poet by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first of this film's four episodes, a tall smokestack starts to collapse. Then the scene shifts to a young poet who is sketching faces. He sees that a sketch's mouth is moving and wipes it off with his hand; the mouth attaches itself to his palm. Eventually he transfers the mouth to a statue in his room. In the second episode, the statue tells the poet to enter a mirror. He falls into the darkness of the mirror's interior and finds himself at the Hotel de Folies-Dramatiques. The poet crawls along the hallway and peers into the keyholes, where he sees various bizarre situations. He reaches the end of the hallway, someone hands him a gun, and he shoots himself. The poet returns to his room and smashes the statue; then he becomes a statue himself in a courtyard. In the third episode, a group of boys engage in a snowfight in the courtyard. The statue is destroyed and one boy is left bloody and possibly dead after being hit with a snowball. In the final episode, the courtyard is revealed to be a stage on which a young woman and the poet play cards next to the boy's body, which is still lying on the ground. The woman tells the poet that he is lost without the Ace; he takes the card from the boy's jacket. The boy's guardian angel appears and covers him. He takes the Ace from the poet and leaves; the poet shoots himself in the head and the audience applauds. The woman walks away and it is revealed that she is the statue; then the film ends with the final collapse of the tall smokestack
L'allure de Chanel by Paul Morand( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire visuelle et textuelle d'une époque et d'une mode où l'on croise l'intelligentsia parisienne des années vingt, et surtout la femme Coco Chanel, parangon de l'audace, de l'indépendance et de la classe
Chanel ein Name - ein Stil by Jérôme Gautier( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La règle du jeu = The rules of the game by Jean Renoir( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denigrated by the public, vilified by the critics, re-cut at the insistence of its producers, and finally banned by the French government as "demoralising" and unpatriotic, "La Règle du jeu" was a commercial disaster at the time of its original release. On the surface, a series of interlinked romantic intrigues taking place at a weekend shooting party in a country chateau, the film is actually a study of the corruption and decay within French society on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. It is now widely recognised as one of the greatest films ever made
Mémoires de Coco by Louise de Vilmorin( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chanel : her style and her life by Janet Wallach( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When she realized that the great love of her life, shipping and coal magnate Arthur "Boy" Capel, wouldn't marry a courtesan, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel settled for his backing in business and opened her first high-fashion shop. According to Wallach's pictorial biography, such pragmatism characterized Chanel throughout her life, as each of her many famous lovers?Igor Stravinsky, Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich and the Duke of Westminster among them?helped her with money, influence or, at the very least, access to a smashing personal wardrobe. Profuse, if sometimes redundant, illustrations chronicle the canny Frenchwoman's progress from fashion iconoclast to couture icon. Wallach earnestly details the designer's innovations: Chanel popularized the jersey and cardigan and pants for women; legitimized costume jewelry; invented the "little black dress"; developed the ubiquitous, eponymous suit, as well as her trademark fragrance, Chanel No. 5. But as biography, the book offers little more than a list of Chanel's accomplishments and acquaintances. Wallach's (Desert Queen) text is variously silly, sentimental and strangely unidiomatic ("her modest means could never match their well-heeled bank accounts"). Some of the more intriguing details, involving the designer's failure in Hollywood and her romantic and financial connections with the Nazis, suggest a complex, calculating, passionate woman. But the book's most telling moments ultimately don't tell enough about the woman who more or less invented the modern fashion industry. 150 photos and illustrations."--Review From Publishers Weekly, Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc
Chanel and her world : friends, fashion, and fame by Edmonde Charles-Roux( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial examination of the contributions of Coco Chanel to twentieth-century fashion cites her introduction of bobbed hair, slacks, tanned skin, and the world's first couture perfume, in a volume that features lavish photography documenting her break with nineteenth-century styles and redefinition of elegant design. 10,000 first printing
The gospel according to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coco Chanel gave us more than the little black dress and boxy jackets. She popularized easy, practical clothes for women that allowed them a chic freedom they'd never known. In her opinionated, elegant, passionate, entirely French way, Chanel helped bring women into the modern era. Because of this she is the only person in fashion to be named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Twentieth Century. Karen Karbo weaves Chanel's story into themes that subtly convey life lessons and leave us entranced with Chanel's amazing individuality, confidence, and determination. The story of her extraordinary life and rise to unprecedented success is both compelling and admirable. And while the great Coco may have launched her singular empire a hundred years ago, her methods, attitude, and élan are as relevant and modern as ever
The Chanel legend : a publication of the Draiflessen collection by Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many people, Coco Chanel is the greatest fashion designer of the twentieth century. As far back the first decade of the century she was already a passionate advocate of simple, comfortable clothes and paved the way for a style that soon began to assert itself universally. Epochal fashion icons are associated with her person, including the little black dress and the Chanel costume bearing her name. By the early twenties, Coco had already launched her perfume "Chanel No. 5", was self-assuredly combining fashion and genuine jewellery, and had such famous photographers as Man Ray and Horst P. Horst portray her. The exhibition 'The Chanel Legend' with more than 150 original objects from major collections such as the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag explores the question of why Coco Chanel both as a person and the founder of a brand has always remained the subject of such great attention even today
Wŏnŏni Syanel : uahan yŏja rŭl mandŭnŭn 11-kaji chagi ch'angjopŏp by Karen Karbo( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Korean and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coco Chanel : une icône by Catherine de Montalembert( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Elle a survécu à tout le monde", dit Karl Lagerfeld. Tout au long de sa vie, Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971) a créé un style, une élégance, qui aujourd'hui encore sont la référence absolue en matière de mode. Cette femme au destin hors du commun, farouchement indépendante, a connu deux guerres et a côtoyé les plus grands poètes, peintres et metteurs en scène de son temps. Richement illustré, ce livre retrace les événements marquants de sa vie et de son travail, indissociables pour dévoiler les multiples facettes d'une icône, Coco Chanel."--Page 4 of cover
Chanel Chanel art documentary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chanel by François Baudot( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Chanel, .. 1883-1971

Chanel, Coco

Chanel Gabrielle

Chanel Gabrielle 1883-1971

Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur

Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur 1883-1971

Chasnel Gabrielle

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Chasnel, Gabrielle Bonheur 1883-1971


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