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Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress, by Susan Goldman Rubin


Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. 






Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco’s development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. 
 




" "Well-designed biography of a fascinating woman."
(School Library Connection)
"A well-researched primer packed with details on a significant trailblazer. Give to readers interested in fashion, business, and history."
(School Library Journal)
"Rubin offers an honest account of Chanel’s success as a profoundly influential couturier."
(The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
"Rubin’s biography is clear-sighted about Chanel’s faults while extolling her fashion genius. Her source notes and bibliography are meticulous, as is the book’s design . . . This will attract young fashion mavens eager to learn about design history."
(Booklist)

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