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This beautifully illustrated biography follows Coco Chanel’s exceptional life and work, and celebrates the fashion icon’s immense legacy. Chanel lived a remarkable life, growing up as an orphan in a French convent, opening her own fashion house and embarking on several life-changing love affairs.This artist’s take on her life continues the popular Life Portraits series, which celebrates the lives of iconic women. Coco Chanel follows on from equally evocative illustrated biographies of twentieth-century literary giant Virginia Woolf, and one of literature’s most loved authors, Jane Austen.
Justine Picardie spent years puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, peeling away the accretions of romance and lies. Since its publication in 2010, hers has become the definitive Chanel biography. With a new foreword and previously unseen images, this new edition delves even deeper into the life and legacy of this eternally alluring woman. Coco Chanel was an extraordinary inventor – she conjured up the little black dress, bobbed hair, trousers for women, contemporary chic, best-selling perfumes, and the most successful fashion brand of all time – but she also invented herself, fashioning the myth of her own life with the same dexterity as her couture.While Chanel was supreme innovator and vendor of all things elegant and beautiful, what lies beneath her own glossy myth is far darker. Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation.Justine Picardie brings the mysterious Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding, to celebrate her great achievements. She examines Chanel’s enduring afterlife, as well as her remarkable life, uncovering the consequences of what she covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and legend, yet keeping intact the real fabric of her past.
Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is an illustrated biography of Coco’s Chanel’s life from the internationally reknown illustrator and author, Megan Hess. It features key moments from Coco’s amazing life and iconic items from the fashion empire that she built. Think an illustrated picture book for adults, told through Megan’s stylish and feminine illustrations with a fun, whimsical and magical bent. Coco Chanel takes us on a romp through the three distinct chapters of Coco’s life: from Coco’s early life and building the brand, to the empire she created, to the legacy she left behind, and how her style is still influential and iconic today.Hess’s book literally paints a picture of the woman who forever changed the way women dress.-The AustralianCoco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is a beautifully presented biography of the designer-Books + Publishing NationalStyle lovers, unite! This amazing guided tour of Chanel’s game-changing empire is made for coffee tables-CleoAustralian illustrator Megan Hess, whose work graces prestigious designers and brands including Chanel, Carrier and Tiffany and Co., creates a whimsical adventure through the world of Mademoiselle Chanel-PRIMOLife
A biography of Coco Chanel, the first lady of fashion, looking specially at her childhood to inspire young children.In this exciting new series, children will discover the lives of outstanding women who made a big difference in just about every field; from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.The first instalment in the Little People, Big Dreams series follows Coco Chanel. Starting with her early life in an orphanage where she is a genius with needle and thread, the story moves to her time as a cabaret singer, hat maker, and, eventually, international fashion designer.This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Coco’s life in the back of the book, and is illustrated throughout with the Little People, Big Dreams distinctive art style.
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