About the Author
A regular contributor to Elle and Elle Decor magazines, Francois Baudot (Chanel & Chanel Jewellery) is the author of several books, including monographs on such designers as Elsa Schiaparelli, Thierry Mugler, and Yohji Yamamoto; Fancoise Aveline is a journalist for Atmosphere and Maison Francaise magazines, mainly for their Perfum-Beauty and Art-de-vivre headings. She has written several books for luxury brands, including Chanel.
Self-inventor extraordinaire, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel revolutionized the lifestyle of her time by inventing a modern concept of luxury. She set her stamp on the 20th century, promoting a new feminine silhouette both sophisticated and discreet. This modern attitude of understated luxe thrives today thanks to the creative talents of Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director since 1983, who has reinvigorated the house by reinventing its famous signatures season after season.Assouline’s completely updated trilogy unfolds the spirit and heritage of the house of Chanel, from Coco’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s present innovations. This elegant slipcase set includes three Mémoire volumes celebrating Mademoiselle’s revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume.