Review of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

My review of Rhonda Garelick’s impressive and fascinating new 608-page Chanel biography (Random House, 2014) is in the September Issue … not in Vogue, in Library Journal. The verdict (all LJ reviews end with a verdict):

“With more rigor and less hyperbole than its predecessors, this exhaustively researched yet highly readable biography secures a prominent place among countless books on Chanel.”


The full review is paired with a review of Meryle Secrest’s Schiaparelli bio in a feature called “Design Doyennes” on the Library Journal website. (I don’t think Coco or Schiap would like getting double billing with each other!) If your library subscribes to  Library Journal, you can also read the full review here.