Coco Chanel and the Revolution of Fashion
In literature, art, cuisine and fashion, the French have been innovative, creative and daring. Join Francophile Susannah Fullerton in an exploration of the lives and legacies of four fascinating French individuals, all born in the 19th century. These brilliant people enriched culture, changed what we do, see, eat and wear, and their influence is around us all to this very day. This is one of a series of 4 lectures about people from different walks of life who each left a lasting impact on society.
In late 2021 and early 2022 a fabulous exhibition is coming to Australia – ‘Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto’. It will examine the legacy of this remarkable woman, who introduced the Little Black Dress, made women not only elegant but also comfortable, and whose perfume is the biggest selling perfume of all time. Chanel is considered one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. Get to know the woman behind the clothes, admire her creations, learn about her lovers and her Nazi connections, and experience the beauty of her creations.
These sunset lectures are just the way to wind down after a hard day’s lockdown. You might like to enjoy a nice glass of French wine and spend an hour of entertainment and education with Susannah.
Every order will receive a gift from me – a free copy of my Literary Reader’s Guide to Gustave Flaubert & Madame Bovary
“Au plaisir de vous voir”