Estela always does a great job in her seminars. I learned a lot about the history of Chanel both the brand and the person.
My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed today's Context Travel tour! We both recently read a book about Coco Chanel and loved having Estela Mendes take us through her life and businesses.
This was the best kind of surprise, unexpected, fascinating and intriguing. I, like most of the world, knew of the Chanel brand and the woman behind it, but I had little idea of her upbringing and struggles on the way to the top of the fashion world. Ms Mendes did a wonderful job of covering Chanel's history, influences, and contradictions. I have taken classes with her before and am always impressed with her knowledge of the fashion industry. If you are interested in haute couture, women's history, or the business of fashion, this is a not to be missed seminar.
Very entertained and I enjoyed the talk so much
Estela Mendes does meticulous research and then really perfectly curates the images and organizes the storyline so that all we have to do is sit back and learn. I really appreciated hearing about Coco Chanel's early life and influences and then being the way Estela could point out how those influences carried through to her later style choices and fashion design. Really an enjoyable lecture. So well done. Thank you!