This Sunday at 3 P.M., Susan Goldman Rubin will read from her young adult bio Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress at Diesel Bookstore in Brentwood.

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Per Diesel’s site: “Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, she traces Coco’s development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition and praise. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry, as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, and her controversial involvement with a Nazi spy in World War II. The book also covers some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with the gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5.”

More event information here.

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