As iconic as the brand she created back in 1909 in Paris, Gabrielle Chanel has been a character that fashion lovers and culturists have loved alike. With countless books published in many different languages, it was only time before someone released an Arabic version about the designers fascinating life story and career.
Composed by Lebanese writer Hala Kawtharani, the book entitled Threading Her Life: Gabrielle Chanel is a literary biography that explores the designer’s lifetime from 1883 to 1971. Focusing in on the revolution, she not only created in fashion but also the world, it delves into her experiences from a child born into poverty to one of the most successful designers to have ever lived.
Kawtharani used a plethora of primary and secondary sources to bring Gabrielle Chanel to life, including images of the designer and her extraordinary creations. Published by the famed Lebanese bookstore Hachette-Antoine which itself dates back to 1933 and is known for creating books mostly in Arabic for the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and North Africa, here’s hoping this is a sign of many more designer biography’s in Arabic to come.
Gabrielle Chanel in Arabic is approximately Dhs185 available to buy at Hachette-antoine.com