“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.