Happy Birthday, Coco Chanel!

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”

― Coco Chanel

We’re honoring the birthday of Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel today with a slideshow of black and white images from our recently published book Chanel: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections, with an introduction by Patrick Mauriès and texts by Adélia Sabatini.  The book contains almost 1,250 full color illustrations; here are a few in blacks and whites.

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Further Reading:

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Featured Image: Image of Chanel store in Tokyo, Japan; used with permission.

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