The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman

(an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press)
(September 2009)
Hardcover: 229 pages
US $19.95/CAN $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59921-523-5

-Barnes & Noble

Karen Karbo is the author of three novels, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books; four works of non-fiction—including How to Hepburn, which the Philadelphia Inquirer called “an exuberant celebration of a great original,” and The Stuff of Life, a People Magazine Critic’s Choice—and three books for young adults. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Outside, Elle, Vogue, More, and She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is still hunting for a piece of vintage Chanel couture.

Chesley McLaren, known as “The French Illustrator in New York” for her Francophile style, has also worked as a Fifth Avenue fashion designer. She is the author/illustrator of several books, and her work has appeared in Town & Country, Vogue, In Style, and Elle. She lives in New York.

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