Anyone read 'The Collection'?

  1. It's a wonderful book that details the behind the scenes work of Chanel in the the early 1900's. This was the period in which 'Gabrielle' [not COCO yet] began her couture business on the Rue Cambon. The story centers around a young French girl who works as a seamstress in Chanels' salon. Part fiction, part historical fact.

    What's remarkable is how Chanel started and grew to be such a force in fashion, overtaking the French fashion giants of the day with her simple, wearable styles. I learned so much and found myself appreciating her designs even more, [although her ethics and personality are very much in question].

    Ofcourse, now I want to buy more Chanel. Big surprise there.:p
  2. No, I haven't read it, but I just put my name on the waiting list at my local public library. Thanks for the tip:tup:
  3. I'm going to pick this up... thanks for the rec!:heart:
  4. Sounds interesting. I'll def check it out!
  5. May I know who the author for this book is?? Thanks!
  6. Yes, I have Collections and Creations, if that's the one you mean.

    It's a beautiful book with lots of pictures of Coco.

    The author is Danièle Bott.
  7. thank you Beautylicious! hope i can find this book in Asia.
  8. Maybe you can try it on

    This is the cover btw:

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    Chanel: Collections and Creations (Hardcover)
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  10. Sorry that I didn't post author before. The name of the book I am talking about is 'The Collection', by Gioia Diliberto.

    It's a current novel and I bought it at Amazon. Hope that helps.:yes:
  11. Oh tks! Hope to be able to get my hands on it. Tks a lot for the info:tup:
  12. thanks for the tip! i actually ready about this book in a magazine a few weeks ago but for the life of me, couldn't remember the title!
  13. It actually sounds like a really intriguing book. I'll be picking it up soon.