The Collection by Gioia diliberto takes place in post-WW1 France. Isabel Varlet learns to sew as a young girl and a series of circumstances leads her to Paris, where she becomes a main in the couture workroom of Chanel. The Collection brings the reader into the world of haute couture, 12 hour days, hard work, difficult clients, war-time France, love, jealousies, theft, determination, and all the elements of a good read. Although a work of fiction, much of The Collection is based in historical fact. We learn of the personality and work ethic of Coco Chanel, as well as several of her contemporaries. This book is a pleasure for anyone and a true delight for those with an affinity to fashion, fabric, design, or the world of couture. I definitely recommend this book.
I was gifted this book by Simon & Schuster about a month ago and FINALLY got to sit down and finish it. (My job keeps getting in the way of my personal life!)This is a great book and it is available on Amazon.com
Now, if you would like to read this book, I would like to pass it on for someone else to enjoy. Either leave a post on my blog or email me. I will draw a name on Friday and send it to the winner.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 3:31 PM