ASSOULINE: 2003 FALL CATALOGUE

CHANEL, CHANEL JEWELRY, CHANEL PERFUME
(3 BOOK SET)

AUTHOR: FRANÇOISE AVELINE AND FRANÇOIS BAUDOT
PUBLICATION DATE: NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2003
U.S. LIST PRICE: $49.95
3 HARDCOVER VOLUMES WITH JACKETS IN SLIPCASE;
61/2 x 87/8" (3 Book Set); 80 PAGES PER TITLE, 60 COLOR AND B/W PHOTOGRAPHS EACH.

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ASSOULINE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE CHANEL (3 Book Set)
USA- Assouline Publishing, the illustrated book-publishing house behind such timeless fashion mavens as Oscar de La Renta, Roberto Cavalli and Coach is proud to announce the Fall 2003 release of the ultimate name in fashion, a 3 volume set: Chanel, Chanel Jewelry by François Baudot and Chanel Perfume by Françoise Aveline. A woman’s perfume “is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion.... that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure,” observed Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the most prominent couturier of the 20th century. Chanel, the ultimate word in finesse, is the sweet aroma on the tip of one’s tongue… the elegant scent that lingers just long enough to trigger that indescribable need to take a nibble. Although, every woman knows that, on Chanel, one must dine, daaarling. Through fashion, jewelry, and scent, Chanel touches and evokes the magnificent creature of class and grace within everyone. More than any other designer of her time, Coco Chanel had a genius for perceiving not only what would work in contemporary fashion but also what would last. Yet she was a true adventuress, always on the cutting edge and sure of her likes and dislikes, which combined to make the 20th century look the way it did. As a counterpoint to the little black dresses and cascades of gems that commanded the style of Chanel, No. 5 was the first to mix animal and plant extracts. Its birth truly led to a “before” and “after” in the world of perfume, which was no longer an inspired alchemy, romantic and volatile, but pure research. In this way, No. 5 perpetuates the charm and influence of the type of personality attracted to this perfume, like bees are attracted to flowers. This 3 -Volume slipcase series illustrates the history of the most famous brand of the world and documents the air of confidence that is Chanel. Take a whiff of its beautiful fragrance. For Serial Rights information, please contact Adam Nelson at nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Marissa Ericson at publicist@workhousepr.com. For press kit, high-resolution images and book excerpts please visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/chanel

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
FRANÇOIS BAUDOT
A regular contributor to Elle and Elle Décor magazines, François Baudot is the author of several books, including monographs on such designers as Elsa Schiaparelli, Thierry Mugler and Yohji Yamamoto.

FRANÇOISE AVELINE
Aveline
is a journalist for Atmosphères and Maison Franaise magazine, mainly for their Perfume-Beauty and Art-de-vivre headings. She has written several books for luxury brands, including Chanel.

PRESS RELEASE
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EXCERPTS
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IMAGES
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NOTE
: No more than two images not including book cover may be used for print, at no larger than 1/4 of a page and the book cover at any size. Photo credit must appear next to images.

REVIEW COPY

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SERIAL RIGHTS
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