Monday, May 25, 2015

Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/ 1962 by Douglas Kirkland

Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962, by Douglas Kirkland, published by Glitterati Incorporated,
Forward by Judith Thurman

Gabrielle "Coco"Chanel broke all of the rules in fashion when she began designing in France.  Suddenly, gone were the corset and feathers. She wanted women to be comfortable as well as chic, bringing slacks, bathing suits, and her most treasured fragrance ever, Chanel #5 into being. My own Mother who could never afford a classic Chanel suit, sought out the most luxurious wool fabric and the perfect trim, painstakingly making a spring suit for herself, down to the minutest of details.

French Haute Couture Fashion Designs by Chanel

Enjoy this collection of never before seen photographs as an intimate and exciting portrayal  of her life, published to coincide with the 125th Anniversary of Mademoiselle Chanel's birth!

Mademoiselle entering The 31 Rue Cambon Boutique in Paris

A perfectionist in even the smallest of details, she was a sculptor of  her fashion designs.

Mademoiselle love to mix with her models, chatting and gossiping a bit; celebrating after a fabulous fashion show.

A joyous, adventurous woman, the first to mix high and low, signature pearls worth hundreds of thousands with costume jewels and a large over-sized watch face!

By Judith Thurman in her Forward: "He is twenty-seven, but he looks like a kid (a handsome kid) who has put on a suit for the first time. She is seventy-nine, but she wears her wrinkles the way she wears her Chanel suit: with defiant elegance."

Renowned Photographer Douglas Kirkland. His account of the time he spent with Mademoiselle Chanel is priceless!

Mr. Kirkland went on assignment to film Coco Chanel in 1962 and ended up forming a tremendous bond, actually living with her for three weeks while filming. Kirkland has photographed other beloved icons and luminaries such as Marilyn Monroe, Man Ray, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and numerous others.

The Coveted Limited Edition including a print by Douglas Kirkland

Thank you to Glitterati Incorporated for the publicity copy of Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/ 1962.

Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962, by Douglas Kirkland, published by Glitterati Incorporated,

Please do add this wonderful book to your art library; it is also available in a limited edition format at your favorite bookseller or at  Glitterati Incorporated. It is filled with some of Chanel's most memorable quotes and images.

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