Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol and Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel
My favorite designer and artist of all time and according to Coco’s biography they might have had an affair..?
( My life just got that much better)
From Coco Chanel’s biography ” An Intimate Life”
The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century’s foremost fashion icon.
“Revolutionizing women’s dress, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was the twentieth century’s most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman.
Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century’s most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dalí, and Stravinsky.
Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney’s controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel’s drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel’s German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered.
While uniquely highlighting the designer’s far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney’s fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman”
I have not read the book, but as soon as I can get my hands on it I will. A little nervous about what I might read regarding the women I feel we owe or female style independence too, but that said I doubt she would have been such an independent women if she didn’t break the rules somewhere along the lines.
“The best colour in the world, is the one that looks good, on you!” – Coco
I will fill you in once I read THIS biography, but like I said I doubt my love for these two icons will change.
“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it”- Dali
Thanks to my fiance, Marc for sending me the main image that sparked off this post!