Book Review: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo
In the eyes of many, women’s fashion as it is today would not exist were it not for Coco Chanel. Chanel gave us sportswear, cardigans, and the little black dress in a time when women wore corsets and cage skirts so severe that wearers had to be lifted into their carriages. She pioneered the use of jersey as a luxury textile and changed the way we thought about fashion. This book by Karen Karbo is a witty biography of this iconic designer’s life mixed in with some insightful words of wisdom. Readers will not only gain an intimate peak into Coco’s life, but also some of the keys to her success, such as being honest (even if it requires being mean), never doubting oneself, and the importance of knowing how to ride a horse. Mostly funny and a little bit inspirational, this book is well worth a read.