Megan Hess, one of my fave fashion artists, is back with a brand new book about Chanel (if you like Megan’s work as well, we have two other stunning books by her; here and here). This one is just as glorious as her previous publications and I strongly encourage you to take this book out! The illustrations are chic and so beautiful (this clip is très charming and gives you a great preview).
Coco Chanel : the illustrated world of a fashion icon / Megan Hess.
“Fashion is ever-changing, influenced by the key designers that capture a moment in history; and Coco Chanel is arguably the most significant influence on women’s fashion in the twentieth century. Coco Chanel is a compilation of Megan Hess’ stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel’s history, from Coco’s incredible life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld on the company and the incredible items that have become iconic of the brand – the little black dress, the luxurious bags and accessories, glamorous jewellery and of course the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume. Interspersed with historical anecdotes and famous quotes from Coco herself, Karl Lagerfeld and other key fashion icons of the era, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped Coco and the iconic Chanel brand – and how fashion, in turn, shaped their lives.” (Syndetics summary)