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Maureen Chiquet's move from Chanel to self-empowerment

Former global chief of the fashion house now identifies herself as an author and speaker

"I had been through my own, obviously very different, period of grief, both splitting from the husband and then splitting with Chanel, but it made me realise there was a huge need for stories that are real," said Ms Chiquet.

Purchase, New York

ON the first floor of Maureen Chiquet's sprawling home here - past the Kiki Smith bronze nude of a man jutting from a wall and the Dustin Yellin sculpture in the foyer; past the dining room with its "casual" crystal chandelier from a Paris antique market - is a sunroom-...

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