London. Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd. December 2, 1978. First Edition. Illustrated wrappers. 57 pages. 119 lots, many of which are illustrated in b&w and some colour. 200 x 210mm (7¾ x 8¼"). .2kg. . English. Near fine; an excellent copy with the white wrappers still bright and fresh, no tears or inscriptions.
The auction catalogue for a very personal sale of Chanel's own jewellery collection and wardrobe. The jewellery is mainly costume jewellery and many pieces are stamped Chanel. The clothes are made up of Chanel's classic suits, dresses, coats and accessories, many of which were made personally by Mlle. Chanel for her own use. The collection gives a unique insight into this most stylish of women. With short text contributions from Hervé Mille and Madge Garland, and a reprint of The Times Obituary January 12 1971.