this and that   //   September 17, 2010

Book It: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

It seems it has been Chanel mania in the book and film world as of late, but Justine Picardie has managed to bring us fresh insight into the ultimate French fashion designer’s world with her new book: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life. Inspired to write the book after visiting Chanel’s apartment in Rue Cambon (where everything is preserved just as it was left), Picardie tells the true story of Chanel’s life, revealing new details of the secretive couturier’s life. Picardie, no stranger to fashion herself, is the former features editor for British Vogue and currently writes a style column for The Telegraph. The biography will be released on September 21 – just in time for Paris Fashion Week!