Coco Chanel once said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is http://www.overstock.com/Health-Beauty/Beauty-Products/210/dept.html in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." We are all influenced by the prevailing fashion not only in what we choose to wear, but also in how we interpret our world. To celebrate the release of my new novel Mademoiselle Chanel, about the iconic fashion designer, here are some of my favorite must-reads in fiction and non-fiction for fashionistas everywhere, regardless of whether you click this follow the seasonal runway shows. These books do more than pay homage to couture; they weave vibrant stories around personalities who define the essence of style.
C.W. Gortner new novel Mademoiselle Chanel (William-Morrow, HarperCollins) imagines the life of Coco Chanel--whose burning ambition revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and made her one of the most influential and controversial figures of the twentieth century.