The Collection (Paperback)
Scribner Book Company, 9780743280662, 281pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
Praise For The Collection…
"A fascinating look behind the public salons of haute couture into the workrooms of the imperious Coco Chanel herself, revealing the hierarchies, jealousies, fierce ambitions, and treacheries of an industry that trades on elegance. Seamstress Isabelle Varlet has our sympathy from the first stunning line to the bittersweet ending, and Gioia Diliberto pulls us along on a thread knotted with surprises. A thoroughly enjoyable read."
-- Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue and Luncheon of the Boating Party