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Villainous or vindicated? An interview with a French icon

In a previously unpublished interview, Chanel speaks with journalist turned World War II soldier and spy, Malcolm Muggeridge. The September 1944 interview addresses an issue that has long been speculated over: the nature of Chanel’s involvement with the Nazis in Vichy France.

How to look French

Walking behind a family in the Palais Royal, Paris, a girl of about 8 or 10 was carrying an adult’s handbag. The way she held the bag, walked and had layered her clothes was unmistakably French!