Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto


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Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel is rightly considered one of the most influential designers of the twentieth centuryChanel’s radical design innovations and sophisticated design codes – her use of jersey and tweed, her appropriation of elements from sportswear and menswear, her pioneering use of black, and her embrace of the suit – have become iconic, as have the fragrances, accessories and jewellery she created. 

This volume traces the birth and evolution of Chanel’s style and offers new insights into the designer’s enduring legacy. Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto features specially commissioned photographs by Julien T. Hamon showcasing the clothing, illuminating essays by leading fashion historiansand rare archival documents, including portraits of Chanel herself

The publication accompanies the National Gallery of Victoria’s landmark exhibition of the same title. This major retrospective of the life and work of Gabrielle Chanel was originally staged at the Palais Galliera in Paris during late 2020 and mid 2021.

Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria and Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 315 x 245 mm (portrait)
Pages: 312 pp (216 illustrations)
ISBN: 9780500025031
Category: Fashion
RRP: $79.95
Publication date: December 2021