Culture Chanel: The Woman Who Reads

Author(s): Jean-Louis Froment


Culture Chanel: The Woman Who Reads opens a window into Gabrielle Chanel's mind, offering an extraordinary and intimate look at the cultural influences behind the creation of a global fashion empire. In this lavishly produced leather-bound volume, through an incredible collection of photographs, sketches, letters, and handwritten book dedications, author and curator Jean-Louis Froment explores the multitude of correspondences that existed between the iconic designer and her books, the narratives that inspired the text of her fabrics, forms and colors. Alongside ancient poets, her close friendship to a star-studded list of writers, artists, thinkers, and musicians are attested to as great influencers of her life's work, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, Pierre Reverdy, Igor Stravinsky, Guillaume Apollinaire, Alberto and Diego Giacometti, among others.


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Renowned curator and art critic, Jean-Louis Froment founded the CAPC Musee d Art Contemporain in Bordeaux and is the artistic director of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco. He is the author of Culture Chanel and No. 5 Culture Chanel.

General Fields

  • : 9781419729362
  • : ABRAMS
  • : Abrams Appleseed
  • : September 2017
  • : 366mm X 300mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean-Louis Froment
  • : Hardback
  • : Sep-17
  • : 396
  • : 350 color photographs