Susan Swimmer, Emily St. John Mandel, Lauren Cerand and Brittney Canty reflect on the life and legacy of Coco Chanel.
Coco Chanel remains, four decades after her death, an iconic figure. Influential far beyond the world of high fashion, her style and iconic sense of design are still recognizable throughout the world. Yet the woman behind the designs is notoriously mysterious and elusive. The Allure of Chanel presents Paul Morand's private conversations with Chanel, revealing with extraordinary intimacy the life of a remarkable woman. In honor of the new edition of the book, we've aseembled a special panel of fashion writers to reflect on the life of Chanel and the revelations of Paul Morand's book. Joining us for the evening will be fashion writer and commentator, Susan Swimmer, editor at More magazine; novelist and essayist, Emily St. John Mandel; culture and fashion writer Lauren Cerand; and moderator Brittney Canty from Pushkin Press.
This updated edition of the book includes illustrious, timeless illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director for the Chanel house.