Chanel : The Making of a Collection by Laetitia Cenac


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A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the history, culture, and design process of the famed fashion house Chanel

Chanel: The Making of a Collection traces the design process of the world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is created. Moving from the studio to the fashion show, fashion writer Laetitia Ce´nac has unprecedented access to explore a world that is usually carefully guarded from the public eye. With hundreds of beautifully rendered fashion illustrations from acclaimed artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Karl Lagerfeld’s approach to design is brought to life, as are the talents of the masterfully skilled artisans-the embroiderers, flower makers, shoemakers, hat makers, and more-who specialize in everything from buttons and leather to lace, silk, and cashmere. Delving into the history and culture of the brand, while also detailing contemporary collections, Chanel: The Making of a Collection is a richly visual insider’s look at the enduring creative legacy of this haute couture icon.

About the Author

Laetitia Ce nac is a journalist for Madame Figaro who writes about fashion, contemporary art, theater, and lifestyle.

About the Illustrator

Jean-Philippe Delhomme is a fashion illustrator with work featured in Vogue, House & Garden, and GQ.


ISBN: 9781419740084
ISBN-10: 1419740083
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 3rd September 2019
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.4 x 21.9  x 6.22
Weight (kg): 1.09

Weight 1.09 kg
Dimensions 29 × 22 × 7 cm