Coco Chanel, the subject of several children’s books that overlook her dark side, was a vile Nazi sympathizer. Maybe we should be teaching kids about other designers instead.
A new exhibit about the cosmetics queen shows at what cost she taught women to power their way through beauty’s slow fade
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
Plus Yasser Arafat to be exhumed
In choosing vintage Dior for her Oscars dress, Natalie Portman became an icon of fashion diplomacy—by maintaining both her ethics and her endorsement deal
New book says Chanel’s anti-Semitism was ingrained
The fashion world claims to be shocked over John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outbursts. But it’s an industry based on exclusion, and plenty of iconic European fashion figures don’t hold up to scrutiny.
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