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Coco Chanel’s Comeback

by Forsyth Harmon

In honor of this week’s release of  The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence (Bloomsbury)by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon, we are pleased to re-post Harmon’s gorgeous illustrated feature on Coco Chanel, originally published here on April 20, 2015.

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The House of Dior may be in the media now, with the new film Dior and I; but here at Bloom, artist and writer Forsyth Harmon is enthralled by the story of Gabrielle Coco Chanel‘s legendary late-blooming comeback—when she was in her 70s—into the world of fashion.

Forsyth Harmon

Visit us on Wednesday for a Q&A with Linda Simon, author of Coco Chanel (Reaktion Books, 2011).

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Forsyth Harmon is an artist and writer living and working in New York. She received both her BA in Visual Arts and her MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. Her work has most recently appeared in The Believer. Forsyth is currently at work on a novel, and is represented by New Leaf Literary. Contact Mackenzie Brady at mbrady@newleafliterary.com.

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