Coco and the Little Black Dress
by Annemarie Van Haeringen
I had great expectations for this book and I have to say I was somewhat disappointed. While it does tell of Coco living in an orphanage and growing up to be a famous designer, I felt it was somewhat choppy and incomplete. It may, however, inspire a child to chase their dreams.
"Hurry up! You may only go to bed when all the sheets are ironed."
Little Coco grew up in the orphanage and had to work hard for a living sewing and embroidering like an angel. Until her eighteenth birthday . . . Coco knew one thing for sure Coco. She would never, never be poor again.
A beautifully illustrated picture book biography of Coco Chanel.
Coco Chanel (1883-1971) was a famous French fashion designer. Born into a poor family, strictly brought up in the orphanage, influenced by the style of wealthy suitors, she remained faithful throughout her life to the simplicity. A luxurious simplicity, which has produced memorable style icons like the little black dress and perfume Chanel No. 5.