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Coco Chanel

Fashion Designer (19-Aug-1883 — 10-Jan-1971)


Lisa Chaney. Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life. Penguin. 2011. 464pp.

Edmonde Charles-Roux. Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion, and Fame. Vendome Press. 2005. 384pp.

Marcel Haedrich. Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets. Little, Brown. 1972. 277pp. Translation of Coco Chanel secrète.

Amy De la Haye; Shelley Tobin. Chanel: The Couturiere at Work. Victoria & Albert Museum. 1994. 136pp.

Axel Madsen. Chanel: A Woman of Her Own. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1990. 337pp.

Janet Wallach. Chanel: Her Style and Her Life. N. Talese. 1998. 180pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.140)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.133)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.100)

  9. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.105)

  10. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.475)

  11. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.119)

  12. Legends in Their Own Time (p.46)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.357)

  14. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.116)

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