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Vogue on: Coco Chanel (Vogue on Designers) [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Bronwyn Cosgrave
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13 Sep 2012 Vogue on Designers
Vogue on Designers is a new series of fashion books from British Vogue which tell the fascinating stories of iconic designers accompanied by world-class photographs and illustrations from the Vogue archive.

Hailed as 'the most influential female designer of the twentieth century', Coco Chanel pioneered classic easy-to-wear fashion for the modern woman. In 1921 she opened her Chanel boutique in Paris - still a destination store today - and launched her first Coco Chanel perfume, Chanel No.5. Perhaps her most important contribution to the fashion world was the simple, much-imitated 'little black dress' which made its debut in 1926. Other landmark creations include the Chanel suit and the quilted handbag. A testament to her lasting influence, these legendary designs remain as popular today as when they first appeared.

Accompanied by original illustrations and images from celebrated photographers such as Cecil Beaton, in Vogue On Coco Chanel Bronwyn Cosgrave traces the story of Coco Chanel's iconic designs, style and glamorous, racy life.

British Vogue has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make British Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (13 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849491119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849491112
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Vogue On Designers - a new, compact series of books, small enough to carry in your handbag but still hardbacked - is destined to take pride of place in many a carefully edited library. The series stands out for the unique access all the writers have had to the magazine's archive of photography and illustrations. The Condé Nast library has offered up an unprecedented quantity and quality of images, shot by everyone from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino and Tim Walker. Thanks to Vogue having first charted the careers of these designers, their lives and works within its pages, there was a vast amount of original material for the writers to draw on, making this a dream project. Each of the four designers' stories comes back to life - the images of their collections acting as prompts, reminding us just how dramatic their impact has been on the way we dress. From detailing how hard the designers worked to how they lived with their visionary brilliance, the books made a captivating assessment of their power and their legacy today. These aren't vast coffee-table books to gather dust, but new fashion friends to be read, perused and revisited for inspiration.' --VOGUE, October 2012

'Four fabulous little books on four era-defining designers of the 20th century.' --The Mail on Sunday, 16th September 2012

'Oh, we do love an affordable snippet of style and the new Vogue On series offers just that.' --Image Magazine, September 2012


'Like the girls modelling the exquisite clothes, the books are slim, enchanting and beautifully proportioned. The text is brief but informative, and laced with delicious quotes such as this from Chanel: 'Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.' --Mail on Sunday, 7th October 2012

About the Author

Bronwyn Cosgrave is the author of three critically acclaimed fashion history books including Made For Each Other and Fashion and the Academy Awards, the first complete fashion history of the Oscars. She is a TV commentator, luxury brand consultant and the founding chairperson of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. She is the former features editor of British Vogue, and a regular contributor to the international editions of Vogue.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vogue On.... 19 Sep 2012
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This book is among a new series introducing some key figures in fashion design, other titles include: Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Elsa Schiaparelli. The books act as a concise introduction to those famous designers, so for those who want to start building their fashion library, this might be a good start.

The books come in a nice size, well bound and printed on high-quality paper. Each book briefly traces the beginnings and the social and historical scene prevailing during the era of each designer and how this shaped their approach to the designing process.
As the titles imply, the books reproduce lots of clear fashion photography and drawings from the rich archives of Vogue to show key examples for each respective designer.

A nice addition to fans of fashion and photography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book needs no introduction 21 Mar 2013
By Harrie
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I can genuinely say that Coco Chanel is my favorite designer of all time, not mainly due to her fashions, but more to the history of her empire and her brains, beauty and sass, that made her the ultimate women that we read about today. This book was every girls dream, so to avoid spoiling the content, i will just say it is a must read! the packaging and postage and PRICE was also very competitive.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fashion book 2 Jan 2013
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Young grandaughter was highly pleased with this book and the illustrations, will be looking to purchase others as was excellent value and as always with Amazon amazingly good deliveries and no postage in many instances
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product 30 Dec 2012
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Bought as a gift, it was very professional with interesting text & good pictures. My stepdaughter was very impressed with it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 10 Dec 2012
By Liz
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It is an absolutely fantastic book, filled with information and simply the best :) I can't wait to purchase the other items from this serie :)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it... 23 Nov 2012
By Imy
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I bought this book earlier this week, as a christmas present for a friend. She absolutely loves Vogue and Chanel so I was sure this was the perfect book for her.
I was really impressed by the reduced price and how quickly it came as I wasn't really expecting it for a few days.
This is such a lovely book with loads of pictures and quotes as well as quite a lot of information; I would definitely recommend this book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 12 July 2014
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Very good enjoyed it good for teenagers interested in fashion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 26 Jun 2014
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lovely lovely a great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gifts
Brought this as a grift for my wife and she loved it. We are know lolling at getting the rest of the books froms the collection.
Published 4 months ago by mark johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good present for a fashion conscious girl
Daughter aged 16 and into fashion, found the book interesting. It could have had more pictures, but she enjoyed it none-the-less.
Published 8 months ago by MCurie
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book
My sister loves all things connected to the 20's and 30's especially Coco Chanel and she was thrilled with this book.
Published 8 months ago by Linda Browne
5.0 out of 5 stars A birthday present
Purchased this off my sister for her birthday. She loved it, when I visited I read and can see why. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mavis Beresford
5.0 out of 5 stars Vogue on: Coco Chanel (Vogue on Designers)
A good selected stories and photos of the famous fashion icon Coco Chanel. See how the designs of the fashion designers work.
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. A. MULLINS
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I got it for my sister and she loves them, she's into fashion and designers so it was the perfect gift! :)
Published 16 months ago by Kokomikeis
1.0 out of 5 stars DAMAGED!!
This item was scuffd and torn on the outside, with pages ripped out and corners creased. Very upsetting and disapointing.
Published 18 months ago by Chloe Mercer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Really great read, dispatched on time, made a great christmas present for my wife. She just loves fashion. Especially Coco Chanel
Published 20 months ago by National Beauty dot com
3.0 out of 5 stars Short version of a great designer's best work
If one is curious about Chanel this tiny book just about covers her career, but not much else. I consider the book "an introduction" to Chanel's work.
Published 21 months ago by Charlotte Lewenhaupt
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