© 2021 Trames
Emmanuelle was born in 1979 in Paris. 38 years later, she remembers her first short story written at the age of nine and leaves a long career in the world of luxury to write. From her years at Chanel, she keeps a taste for reflections on beauty, on the construction of the self, on the role of appearances. In the end, her best guru is not Gabrielle Chanel, but her son, whose serious illness offers—imposes—a life trajectory that frees her from the injunctions of motherhood and femininity. She recounts this trajectory in her first book, La grenade, published by Stock in 2021. In parallel to writing, she is curator, artistic director and teaches yoga for charity.