Chanel: The Impossible Collection

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A literary museum exhibition – it is through a selection of 100 emblematic, and sometimes unpublished, looks by Coco Chanel that the very astute fashion critic Alexander Fury distils the myth of the great couturier. And through her, the revolution and liberation of women are told through a century of fashion!

Author: Alexander Fury

Publishing House: Assouline

Publication Date: October 2019

Description : This book is a literary museum exhibition, a curated selection of 100 iconic and signature looks of the house of Chanel, from the timeless Little Black Dress to the impeccably simple tweed suit, the apothecary-style perfume bottle, two-tone pumps, abundant strands of faux pearls and stones, and diamond-quilted leather handbag, from Mademoiselle’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s unexpected and even irreverent variations on her original codes.
Selected by fashion journalist Alexander Fury, Chanel: The Impossible Collection showcases the best images from the world’s foremost editorial photographers, specialist museums, and private collections, including rarely seen archival photos, this handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume is the quintessential compendium for fashion aficionados.