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Coco Chanel

book cover imageOne of the movies I enjoyed last year was "Coco avant Chanel", a film interpretation of the life of the famous French fashion designer Coco Chanel. Even though she died in 1971, her life has continued to be a fascinating topic of interest over the years. A recent biography entitled: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life  by Justine Picardie is an enjoyable read with lots of interesting black and white photographs. The author who had access to the Chanel archives, has also interviewed some of Chanel's surviving friends, employees and relatives.