Gabrielle Chanel: 60 Years of Fashion (Hardcover)

Gabrielle Chanel: 60 Years of Fashion By Oriole Cullen (Editor), Connie Karol Burks (Editor), Nicholas Alan Cope (Contributions by) Cover Image

Gabrielle Chanel: 60 Years of Fashion (Hardcover)

By Oriole Cullen (Editor), Connie Karol Burks (Editor), Nicholas Alan Cope (Contributions by)

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Edited by V&A curators Oriole Cullen and Connie Karol Burks, a stunning survey of Gabrielle Chanel’s most notable designs from her 60 years in fashion

As one of the most successful fashion houses in existence, Chanel owes much to the templates first laid down by its founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971). Some of her most celebrated designs, such as the two-piece suit, the little black dress, and the quilted handbag, remain in vogue to this day. Chanel designed first and foremost for herself; by creating clothes fit for an independent and active lifestyle, she anticipated the needs and wants of the modern woman.

This beautiful book showcases a stunning array of Chanel’s most notable designs from her 60 years in fashion, largely drawn from the collections of the Patrimoine de CHANEL, Paris, and the V&A. It examines the cut, construction, embellishment, and provenance of the ensembles, as well as the design themes and motifs Chanel returned to throughout her career. Newly commissioned photographs of the selected pieces by renowned fashion photographer Nicholas Alan Cope are accompanied by archival images, which together capture Chanel’s unique fashion world.
Oriole Cullen is senior curator of exhibitions at the V&A.
Connie Karol Burks is exhibition project curator at the V&A.
Both are based in London.
Product Details ISBN: 9781838510398
ISBN-10: 1838510397
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English
"… More than enough material to delight even the most fastidious style aficionado.."
Jack Moss, Wallpaper