With graphic trends having a major moment on both the spring/summer catwalks and in leading high street collections, always one to go for that little something different, Coco Chanel gets graphic on the bookshelves. Forget lusting over geo prints and instead drool over this amazing comic novel featuring the legendary lady herself in beautifully illustrated form.
Following on from the news that Brit beauty Keira Knightley is to play Coco in a Karl Lagerfeld film, word hits that the woman we can thank (daily!) for the little black dress is still channelling some girl-power vibes by becoming the latest fabulous female to be the subject of Editions Naïve’s ‘Great Women’ collection of French graphic novels – Grands destins de femme. As the fashion world gets ready to mark the 100 year anniversary of Chanel’s iconic first boutique, the ever-fascinating designer joins the likes of feminist author Virginia Woolf & inspirational zoologist Dian Fossey in this all-female comic book crew.
Whether you’re French-speaking or not, this gorgeously illustrated book is a real collectors piece and a must-have for Coco admirers. Written by Pascale Frey and illustrated by Bernard Ciccolini it doesn’t skip any detail – beginning with her days as a French orphan and visually guiding you through her dalliance with cabaret singing, her fashion moments and of course, her men.
See some amazing extracts from the book here.
Book: Coco Chanel by Pascale Frey and Bernard Ciccolini (illustrations) – published by Editions Naïve as part of the French language Grands Destins de Femmes collection. €23.
Source: Vogue Fr
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