BOOK CLUB: Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

Depicted in unprecedented detail and scope, Mademoiselle is a fascinating biography of designer Coco Chanel which transports the reader through key milestones in fashion’s history and sheds new light on the events that led to them.
Author Rhonda Garelick encapsulates the essence of Chanel, a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, understood the idea of branding and image, a visionary of her time that Garelick describes as pioneering the concept of wearable personality.
The journey covers little black dresses, faux pearls, jersey knits, skirt suits and trousers for women, highlighting the influence of Chanel and the key elements that still exist in modern design.

Author: Rhonda K. Garelick