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Melissa Richards. London. Hamlyn. 2000. Hardback, dust jacket. 176 pages. Approx. 150 colour and b&w illustrations. 285 x 250mm (11¼ x 9¾"). 1.2kg. 0600597261. English. Fine.'Chanel: The Key Collections looks at the work of the most innovative and influential of all fashion designers. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's work, and that of the House bearing her name, spans most of the Twentieth century, and although much has been written about her often controversial life, here the focus is on the clothes themselves. From the earliest days of the garçonne look and the little black dress to the ubiquitous tweed suits and contemporary haute couture, ten major collections are examined in detail. These range from those she designed herself to the work of Karl Lagerfeld, who has created the Chanel range since her death in 1971, with clothes, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics and perfumes demonstrating how the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel still lives in the House of Chanel today.' (from the blurb).