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Why, Oh Why, Would Chanel Name Perfume 'Jersey'?

New fragrance name was baffling, at first: Simon Doonan

(Newser) - Simon Doonan wasn’t sure what to think when, while flipping through Vogue, he discovered that Chanel’s new scent is named Jersey. “A fragrant homage to our Garden State, created by the legendary French fashion house?” Doonan wonders. Not quite: The name is actually an homage to cotton... More »

New Bio Claims Coco Chanel Spied for Nazis

Fashion house deflects claims of anti-Semitism, spy missions

(Newser) - Fashion maven Coco Chanel was an anti-Semitic Nazi spy who recruited agents with her then-boyfriend, a German officer, according to a new biography. Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War charts her alleged espionage career with lover Hans Gunther von Dincklage, and draws on international archives to support... More »

Coco Before Chanel Is 'Beautifully Woven'

Reviewers mostly positive on biopic of French designer

(Newser) - Coco Before Chanel gets mostly positive reviews for its portrayal of the legendary designer in the days before her rise to fame.
  • “The most obvious credit goes to the strong, sure performance of Audrey Tautou,” writes Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times. “Tautou not only resembles
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