Adorable Illustrations Of Coco Chanel Provide Rare Insight Into Designer's Life

British illustrator Nina Cosford traces the designer's fascinating life in intricate pencil


Besides gifting the world an internationally iconic fashion house and a dressing mantra of 'before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory', what else do you know of designer Coco Chanel?

Did you know her real name was Gabrielle? 

That she kicked off her career by designing hats? 

That she called her famous Chanel 5 after her fortune teller told her it was her lucky number?


Well, a new biography titled Library of Luminaries: Coco Chanel: An Illustrated Biography explores the designer's rags-to-riches life – from a covent girl to world-class fashion designer – with the help of colourful illustrations by London-based illustrator Nina Cosford.

A lesson in Coco – now that's a biography we want to read. 

Take a look at Nina's other inspirational illustrations here

Order your signed copy of the book here

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