The unforgettable story of the sisters who changed fashion forever. Gabrielle and Antoinette know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned to a convent orphanage, they are raised for simple lives. But at night they dream of a glittering future, and the Chanel sisters are determined to prove themselves worthy.
Their journey propels Coco and Ninette out of poverty to performing in bohemian cafés and stylish music halls, and soon on to Paris and a small hat shop on the rue Cambon, where a boutique business takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns.
But when war breaks out, everything changes, and the Chanel sisters must navigate great loves, devastating losses and fight harder than ever to make their mark on the world.
THE CHANEL SISTERS draws readers through all different walks of Parisian life in the early twentieth century to the extraordinary legacy that lives on today – the most iconic fashion house in haute couture.
Praise for THE CHANEL SISTERS: ‘I loved this story of two ambitious women who dare to envision brilliant futures for themselves and refuse to settle for anything less… A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the rags-to-riches rise of fashion’s most intriguing icon’ Elise Hooper, author of The Other Alcott and Fast Girls ‘Hits all the right notes: luxury settings, especially Paris, love and betrayal, and family bonds that both build and bind’ Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen’s Secret
‘This meticulously researched and emotionally enveloping narrative about the sisters’ determined climb out of poverty and into high society is historical fiction at its finest. Antoinette Chanel will capture your heart’ Ann Weisgarber, award-winning author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree