“Anyone with a good sense of humor should hugely enjoy, or should I say enjoie, Karen Karbo’s funny and stylish take on Coco Chanel. Like a little black dress, this handy life guide will take you from day into evening. K.K. on C.C.: oui, oui!” –Henry Alford, author of How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth)
“Wise, witty, and refreshingly colloquial, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel is an enchanting tour through the complex, often controversial life of fashion icon Chanel. Filled with relevant life lessons for the modern woman, this book is Karbo at her irrepressible best.” —Hilary Black, editor of The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships
KAREN KARBO is the author of three novels, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books; four non-fiction books—including How to Hepburn, which the Philadelphia Inquirer called "an exuberant celebration of a great original," and The Stuff of Life, a People Magazine's Critic's Choice—and three books young adults. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Outside, Elle, Vogue, More, and salon.com. She lives in Portland, Oregon. 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, Instyle, and Elle. She lives in New York City.