746.92092: Parker, Richard. The Improbable Return of Coco Chanel: As Witnessed by her Assistant, Richard Parker (Volume 1). Narragansett, RI: eBook Bakery, 2012. 124 pp. ISBN 978-1-938517-13-6.
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Richard Parker served as the creative and design assistant to the legendary Coco Chanel for many years during her resurgence as the creative director of the Chanel Perfumes showroom in New York. Decades before, she had changed the fashion world for the better by debuting what is known today as the little black dress. She moved fashion design out of the eccentric showrooms of the male designers and onto the streets where everyone could have access (even if they couldn’t afford it). As her assistant, Parker became privy to more details than the general public and seeks to set the record straight on a few matters in The Improbable Return of Coco Chanel.