Tuesday, August 2, 2011

was coco chanel a women's libber?

If Coco Chanel designed for liberated female customers, it may have been because she counted herself among them.

Women's Wear Daily reports that a new book entitled "Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life" contains juicy details about the couturier's exciting romantic history, which apparently included an open attitude towards bisexuality, an affair with then-married Salvador Dalí and a German boyfriend named Hans Günther von Dincklage who also might have been a Nazi spy. Biographer Lisa Chaney also chronicles Coco's drug habit (opiates, of course). Who knew?

read the rest of the story on the Huffington Post

If you would like to read more about the life of Coco Chanel check out a story I did "Her Style Lives On" back in 2010. 



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