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Chanel Times Three

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There’s a special place in our hearts for Chanel. While other fashion houses may contend for that coveted top spot (sorry, Hermès), there’s nothing quite like the perfect symmetry of those interlocking C’s, the pillowy quilted leather and the always-chic tweed.

Just in time for the holidays—or for any other occasion one can think of—Assouline presents two very special limited edition slipcases for its three-book Chanel book set: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry and Chanel Perfume, written by François Baudot and Françoise Aveline. The only difficult decision is which to purchase first: a hand-made slipcase in the fashion house’s iconic tweed and a black quilted genuine leather slipcase adorned with a metal Chanel logo?

One of the most visible personalities of her era, Gabrielle Chanel invented a style synonymous with modernity and chic. She had the ability not only to predict the evolution of contemporary fashion, but also to see its future better than any other designer of her time. Through her adventurous spirit and flair for the daring, Chanel created a brand that reflects her personal style and individuality. Through vivid images and quotations, the Chanel Set of Three carefully dictates the unique style that continues to impact fashion today and the exclusive tweed slipcase will be a very limited edition of only 30.

Chanel was a true adventurer, always on the go, and her unshakable vision has made its mark on 20th-century fashion. These slipcases present the history of Chanel from its beginning through the creative trilogy which made the brand famous: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry and Chanel Perfume.

François Baudot, one of France's leading fashion and style specialists, is a writer and an editorial adviser for Elle and Elle Decor. He is the author of a number of books devoted to fashion and decorative arts, including Assouline's Compendium of Interior Style, The Allure of Men, Chanel, Chanel Jewelry, Fashion & Surrealism, Fashion Dogs, Jean- Michel Frank, Eileen Gray, Gruau, and Yohji Yamamoto. FranÁoise Aveline is a French journalist and writer; she has contributed to AtmosphËres and Maison FranÁaise magazines writing on beauty and lifestyle topics. She has written several books for luxury brands, including Chanel.

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