Essay Topic 1
Discuss the author of the book, Edmonde Charles-Roux. Is she qualified to tell this story? Why or why not? What was her relationship with Coco Chanel? Does she appear to have a biased view of Chanel? What is her background?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Chanel's personality and work ethic. Describe her personality. Describe her work ethic. How might her personality and work ethic have helped her become so successful?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the genre of the book. What is a biography? Is a biography guaranteed to be fact? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
Overall, how did Chanel's designs impact fashion? What are some of Chanel's enduring designs? How did she change the face of fashion and the wardrobe of women forever?
Essay Topic 5
Chanel's life is the classic rags-to-riches story. Compare and contrast the poverty of her youth with the wealth and success she experienced at...
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