Author(s): Nina Cosford
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.
ZENA ALKAYAT has previously published successful guidebooks Tea & Cake London and London Villages. She spent 10 years working as a journalist at publications including Metro newspaper and Time Out London before moving into publishing. She is currently Senior Commissioning Editor at Frances Lincoln. NINA COSFORD is a freelance illustrator based in Hastings and London. Her work takes her around the world and encompasses editorial, advertising, lettering, reportage and educational illustration. Her work has been featured by NYLON magazine, HBO, Buzzfeed and TimeOut New York.