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I am Coco Chanel - my life between genius and creativity


Chanel: a name, an icon, an idea of ​​beauty, but also a woman capable of revolutionizing the concept of femininity with her work and establishing herself as a fundamental figure of fashion design and culture of the 20th century. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born in 1883 in Saumur in extreme conditions, which would determine the entire course of her life. From the Aubazine orphanage to Moulins, Vichy, Compiègne... The story follows the uninterrupted climb of an extraordinarily gifted girl towards success: ambition becomes her watchword and will be subordinated to unparalleled creativity. Her innovative look, imbued with echoes that come from far away, from childhood, will be the keystone of the Chanel empire.

The volume traces her life through simple and immediate language: a sort of first-person confession, which will lead the young reader to develop a form of empathy and curiosity towards the life of this incredible woman. The beautiful illustrations with extraordinary colors are perfect for creating evocative and fashionable atmospheres.

The life of a fashion icon narrated as if it were an autobiography

Reasons of interest:

  • The life of a fascinating and enigmatic woman, in France from the roaring '20s to the '70s, told with an autobiographical style of great immediacy.
  • Illustrations that express all the panache of Coco's daring youth, best embodying her ambition and her climb towards success, up to her consecration as the queen of fashion.
  • Stimulating and easily accessible content, thanks to which young readers will have the opportunity to identify with the character and reflect on the various historical periods that have marked his life.
  • Size: 22.5 × 30 cm
  • 56 pages
  • 4 color printing
  • Hardback with dust jacket

Anne-Francoise Perrin was born in Rennes (France). Translator, author of children's literature, consultant for houses for the publication of textbooks, she is a reviewer for the French Alliance in Italy and a teacher.

Elisa Bellotti is an Italian illustrator and author. He illustrates covers, children's books and scholastic volumes for important publishing houses.

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