Library of Luminaries: Coco Chanel
An Illustrated Biography
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's signature style and revolutionary approach to design changed women's fashion forever. Featuring handwritten text paired with sweet illustrations and a tactile cover with foil-stamped and debossed details, this giftable volume sheds new light on the woman behind some of the last century's most iconic designs—from her impoverished childhood in an orphanage to her dreams of becoming a singer and her tumultuous love affairs with Europe's elite. Brimming with excerpts from Chanel's own letters and diaries, these pages reveal the passion and vision of one of the most celebrated fashion designers of all time.
Pages: 128 pp;
Publication: August 2016
Zena Alkayat is a journalist, author, and editor based in London.
Nina Cosford is a freelance illustrator based in Hastings, England.