Coco Chanel biography claims she used drugs, had lesbian affairs and loved a Nazi

Coco Chanel biography claims she used drugs, had lesbian affairs and loved a Nazi

New Coco Chanel biography claims to have proof that fashion icon used drugs, had lesbian affairs and loved a Nazi spy

12:57 AM on 2nd August 2011

A story less told: Elegant and poised, popular images of Coco Chanel rarely touch upon the lesser-known side of the designer

A story less told: Elegant and poised, popular images of Coco Chanel rarely touch upon the lesser-known side of the designer”s “stuff of legends” life

Designs on Dali: Ms Chanel had many affairs including one with then-married Salvador Dali. Born in a poorhouse, hers is a true rags-to-riches tale

Designs on Dali: Ms Chanel had many affairs including one with then-married Salvador Dali. Born in a poorhouse, hers is a true rags-to-riches tale

Proof, indeed: Coco Chanel An Intimate Life claims to prove that Ms Chanel relied on opiates, enjoyed lesbian dalliances and had a Nazi spy lover

Proof, indeed: Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life claims to prove that Ms Chanel relied on opiates, enjoyed lesbian dalliances and had a Nazi spy lover