Mademoiselle Chanel

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For readers of The Paris Wife and Z comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy, and beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel—the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s daughter who revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and become one of the most influential and controversial figures of the twentieth century.

Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are sent to orphanage after their mother’s death. The sisters nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood.

Transforming herself into Coco—a seamstress and sometime torch singer—the petite brunette burns with ambition, an incandescence that draws a wealthy gentleman who will become the love of her life. She immerses herself in his world of money and luxury, discovering a freedom that sparks her creativity. But it is only when her lover takes her to Paris that Coco discovers her destiny.

Rejecting the frilly, corseted silhouette of the past, her sleek, minimalist styles reflect the youthful ease and confidence of the 1920s modern woman. As Coco’s reputation spreads, her couturier business explodes, taking her into rarefied society circles and bohemian salons. But her fame and fortune cannot save her from heartbreak as the years pass. And when Paris falls to the Nazis, Coco is forced to make choices that will haunt her.

An enthralling novel of an extraordinary woman who created the life she desired, Mademoiselle Chanel explores the inner world of a woman of staggering ambition whose strength, passion and artistic vision would become her trademark.


  • MademoiselleChanel_01_Open

    Duration: 11s
  • MademoiselleChanel_02_Epigraph

    Duration: 04min
  • MademoiselleChanel_03_Act1Chapter1

    Duration: 10min
  • MademoiselleChanel_04_Chapter2

    Duration: 05min
  • MademoiselleChanel_05_Chapter3

    Duration: 24min
  • MademoiselleChanel_06_Chapter4

    Duration: 16min
  • MademoiselleChanel_07_Chapter5

    Duration: 11min
  • MademoiselleChanel_08_Chapter6

    Duration: 12min
  • MademoiselleChanel_09_Chapter7

    Duration: 16min
  • MademoiselleChanel_10_Chapter8

    Duration: 14min
  • MademoiselleChanel_11_Chapter9

    Duration: 18min
  • MademoiselleChanel_12_Chapter10

    Duration: 04min
  • MademoiselleChanel_13_Chapter11

    Duration: 13min
  • MademoiselleChanel_14_Chapter12

    Duration: 18min
  • MademoiselleChanel_15_Chapter13

    Duration: 19min
  • MademoiselleChanel_16_Chapter14

    Duration: 29min
  • MademoiselleChanel_17_Chapter15

    Duration: 15min
  • MademoiselleChanel_18_Act2Chapter1

    Duration: 11min
  • MademoiselleChanel_19_Chapter2

    Duration: 20min
  • MademoiselleChanel_20_Chapter3

    Duration: 17min
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