Shell Chester Literature Festival: Justine Picardie – 26th Oct 2010

Justine Picardie – Coco Chanel: The Legend and the LifeTown Hall Assembly Rooms l Tues 26th Oct l 7.30pm l £10 Journalist Justine Picardie sheds new light on a woman’s passionate and turbulent life in her most recent book, exploring what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon. Justine gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. This authoritative account is based on personal observations and interviews with Coco Chanel’s last surviving friends, employees and relatives. Justine unravels Coco Chanel’s coded language and symbols, and traces the influence of her formative years on her legendary style. Justine Picardie is the author of four books, including her critically acclaimed memoir, If The Spirit Moves You and her most recent novel, Daphne. The former features director of Vogue and editor of the Observer magazine, she is currently a fashion columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, and also writes for several other newspapers and magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar and Red. She currently lives in London with her two sons.Supported by the Friends of the Chester Literature Festival,
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