Few names in fashion command respect like the House of Chanel. From its humble beginnings in a tiny atelier in Paris to its growth into an empire that created Chanel No. 5, the Chanel suit, and the 2.55 handbag, the House of Chanel has become synonymous with everyday sophistication and glamour.
Even fewer people in history can claim the influence of the woman who built the House of Chanel: Coco. From the hardships of her childhood, to the creation of the little black dress, to the drama of her romantic affairs, Coco Chanel was anything but ordinary.
In Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon, Megan Hess takes us on a whimsical adventure through the wondrous world of Mademoiselle Chanel, the visionary who transformed women’s wardrobes forever