Foreword by Judith Thurman.
Here is a distinctly unique and intimate look at the woman who transformed contemporary fashion. No stranger to photographing some of the world’s most beloved icons—including Man Ray, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and Elizabeth Taylor, among countless others—Douglas Kirkland fixed his lens on Coco Chanel for twenty-one days in 1962. Sent to Paris on assignment for LOOK Magazine, Kirkland lived with Chanel for three weeks, catching both the public and the intimate moments of the icon’s daily life. This collection of never-before-seen photographs is as staggeringly beautiful as it is impassioned, shedding new light on one of the great stories of the modern age. With a compelling foreword by literary giant Judith Thurman, who poignantly contextualizes the relationship between Kirkland and Chanel, this book is every bit as incomparable as Mademoiselle herself.
144 pages; 8 1/2 x 9 1/2"; hardcover; 118 b/w photos