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The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel

The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel By Jeanne Mackin The Last Collection A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this vivid novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American

  • Title: The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel
  • Author: Jeanne Mackin
  • ISBN: 1101990546
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel By Jeanne Mackin An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this vivid novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli Schiap are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is al An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this vivid novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli Schiap are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs Chanel s are classic, elegant, and practical Schiaparelli s bold, experimental, and surreal.Lily Cooper, a recently widowed American teacher, travels to Paris to visit her brother, Charlie, and try to move on from the loss of her husband On her first day there, Charlie insists on buying her a couture dress for her birthday a Chanel Lily reluctantly agrees but wants a Schiaparelli, not a Chanel Charlie s girlfriend, Ania, one of the most beautiful and prominent women in Paris, begins wearing Schiap s designs as well, and soon much of Paris is following in her footsteps.Schiap takes an interest in Lily and offers the budding artist a job at her shop Suddenly, Lily finds herself increasingly involved with Schiap and her personal war with Chanel And as their fierce competition reaches new and dangerous heights, another war is looming on their doorstep and getting closer every day Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBar
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    1. Renee Rosen on said:

      Fascinating look at two fashion icons as different as the clothes they designed Review coming soon

    2. Chanel Cleeton on said:

      Exquisitely melding world politics and high fashion, The Last Collection is a smart, witty, heartfelt, and riveting look at the infamous rivalry between Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli set against a gripping period in history Mackin s powerful novel brings these characters to life and transports the reader, juxtaposing both the gaiety and tension of Paris on the brink of war As elegant and captivating as the designs depicted in the novel, The Last Collection is the perfect read for both hist E [...]

    3. Erin on said:

      Find this and other reviews at I get too far ahead of myself, I want to note that I tackled Jeanne Mackin s The Last Collection A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel as a buddy read with one of my favorite fellow book bloggers Magdalena reviews books at A Bookaholic Swede and if you haven t done so already, I really recommend checking her site out She s a prolific reader and has a great catalog of honest reviews spanning a variety of genr Find this and other reviews at I get too far ahead [...]

    4. Michelle on said:

      I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of this, and here are my thoughts THE LAST COLLECTION brings to center stage the fascinating life of Elsa Schiaparelli in a story that is as elegantly constructed as the clothes she designed The combination of Schiap s fierce rivalry with Coco Chanel and the inevitable war makes for a palpable tension and Jeanne Mackin ultimately delivers an ending that is beautiful, heartbreaking, and perfect in every way.

    5. Jillian Doherty on said:

      Not just a story about the fashion couture woman of Paris, Edna Schiaparelli, Coco Chanel in the 1940s But that of Lily Cooper finding her new way in the world She also consciously, and unknowingly, helps those around her as well during her unexpected life in France, and NY.The emotional adventure feels as familiar to many of our own exhilarations today all accented with rich illustrated, WWII, and fashion rivalries.Galley borrowed from the publisher.

    6. Heather Webb on said:

      Chanel is all pearls and clean lines Schiaparelli is bold color and invention And then there s Lily, a nuanced and sympathetic protagonist whose fate becomes entwined with the feuding designers as she begins to make designs of her own Soon, Lily finds herself on a journey of self discovery she never expected a call to find her own courage By turns fascinating and tense, THE LAST COLLECTION is a colorful and evocative novel about the price of loyalty.

    7. Tara Weiss on said:

      Color theory provides context for an artist who experiences the loss of her husband and begins to restart her life and World War II threatens to destroy her rebirth All this with the petty battle of Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, two fashion icons of the era While the use of the word frock dominates the first section of the book, clothes become less important and finding place and purpose Slow to start, but allow the allure of Paris to bring you back to the spark of life that can restart Col [...]

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