Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this full-scale biography we finally discover the history fo the incredible woman who created the way we look now. Picardie traced her footsteps from the convent where Gabrielle Chanel and her sister were abandoned as children, to the Chanel archives in Paris, even spending an evening in the room at the Ritz in which Chanel died. Talking about the discoveries she made along the way: from Gabrielle's close friendship with Winston Churchill to details of her troubled love affairs with Boy Capel and the second Duke of Westminster, Picardie's stories promise to fascinate and delight. Bespoke, limited edition cloth bag designed by Karl Lagerfeld cines free with each copy of the book bought on the night. Tickets £5, please call 020 7229 1010 to reserve. Events begin at 7pm and last for approximately one hour. Please do come and join us for a glass of wine from 6.30pm. (tmspinks)
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