The Allure of Chanel
written by Paul Morand
Pushkin Press | ISBN 9781901285987
Paperback – 200 pages
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Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St. Moritz at the end of World War II when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs. His notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel’s death. Through Morand's transcription of their conversations, Chanel tells us about her friendship with Misia Sert, the men in her life—Boy Capel, the Duke of Westminster, artists such as Diaghilev—her philosophy of fashion, and the story behind the legendary No. 5 perfume. The memories of Chanel told in her own words provide vivid sketches and portray the strength of Coco's character, leaving us with an extraordinary insight into Chanel the woman, and the woman who created Chanel.