Coco Chanel was born on 19th August 1883 in Saumur, France although she always claimed that her year of birth was 1893 making her a decade younger.Her childhood was rather a miserable one with the death of her mother when she was only twelve and the absence of her father afterwards.Anything written around the man's career and life would fascinate me just as much.Wendy's Leigh's biography as a result, was nothing short of intriguing.Coco Chanel is one of the names that we associate with designer clothing and perfumes.And indeed she was famed for her creativity in the fashion industry making her one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.He is still glowing from the experience and, says Corinne, the healthiest he’s been in years.
The document, prepared in 2004, instructed his estimated 0 million estate be distributed among family and friends.
Corinne Schwab is probably the last holdover from David Bowie’s glitter-glam phase – the days of Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, gaudy costumes, hulking bodyguards, ex-manager Tony De Fries and the back-room-at-Max’s-Kansas-City-mystique.
In her three years as his secretary, Corinne has watched Bowie shrewdly work up to his most difficult move yet: the switch from cultish deco rocker to a wide-appeal and recording star/entertainer.
But when we are talking about one of the greatest musicians of all time - who in many aspects revolutionised music and the theatricality of being a uniquely enigmatic rockstar - a lot of things about his career and life need undivided scrutiny and attention.
Personally, I have been a huge fan of the man and his musical extravaganza and the urgency to read a biography gathered significant momentum when he passed away earlier this year.
Chanel grew up in an orphanage where she learned how to sew.