Chanel’s mystique rests on the myth of her hard-headed inspirational actions to become the orphan who began a Fashion house, still the most successful on the planet!
Coco Chanel is the controversial figure of Fashion. It’s part of the label’s allure!
Students working on cosmetic floors of department stores all want to be selling the fascinating brand yet the genius behind it is a calculating, nonchalant, femme fatale!
In Thursday night’s feature on BBC 4 a story, I thought was just a re-telling of a rumour, proves to be about her actual devious plotting and career building subterfuge!
Coco Chanel’s revolutionary perfume concept was as audacious as her outlandish designer clothing. At its launch, in 1921, it was an instant hit but in the 1920s and 1940s the Number 5 brand was at the centre of a war between the celebrated designer and her entrepreneurial business partners, the Wertheimer brothers.
In the thrilling and dark development of the world’s most famous perfume friends and colleagues become enemies and adversaries!
During WWII, with the help of her high-ranking…
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