Chanel (Paperback)

A Woman of her Own

By Axel Madsen

Holt Paperbacks, 9780805016390, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1991

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Alex Madsen brings to life Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, the queen of fashion who revolutionized women's styles forever.

About the Author

Axel Madsen was a biographer and journalist. Born in Denmark and raised in Paris, he first began writing for the Paris edition of The New York Herald Tribune. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s, where he wrote biographies of Coco Chanel, Billy Wilder, John Jacob Astor, and Jacques Cousteau among others. He died in 2007.

Praise For Chanel: A Woman of her Own

“Madsen ferrets out the seeming truth of a women appartently as deft at fabricating her life as she was with aneedle and thread.” —Publishers Weekly