I prefer to keep mementos rather than photographs, Coco Chanel told Douglas Kirkland in 1962. Kirkland, then a 27-year-old photographer for Look magazine, smiled and snapped away. What he captured in three weeks of shadowing the septuagenarian designer is sumptuously presented in his new visual memoir, Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962. The best tidbit? In those 21 days, Kirkland never once saw Chanel remove her hat.
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