Wednesday, November 17, 2010
CHANEL BY JEAN LEYMARIE
A COLLECTOR'S BOOK REVISITED
First published in 1987, this book was impossible to find in stores until now.
Only the most determined could still track down this collector.
Toward the end of the 1910s, thanks to muse and benefactor Misia Sert, wife of painter José-Mari Sert, Gabrielle Chanel was introduced into the most avant-garde group of artists of the time. Jean Leymarie highlights the friendships that forged the life and style of Coco Chanel, from Picasso to Dali. "I always felt a solid sense of friendship toward Picasso. I believe that he felt the same way." (quote from Coco Chanel, p.70)Photo: the book "CHANEL" by Jean Leymarie photographed in Coco Chanel's apartment