Coco sketches by
Karl Lagerfeld

The updated version of Paul Morand’s The Allure

of Chanel includes Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches

 of Coco Chanel in all her iconic glory.



The book, originally published in 1976, examines

the philosophy of the French house by recounting

conversations with Mademoiselle Coco herself, her

own thoughts on everything from her greatest loves,

to her most famous creations. “Fashion should be

discussed enthusiastically, and sanely; and above all

without poetry, without literature,”she told Morand

in the book. “A dress is neither a tragedy, nor a

painting; it is a charming and ephemeral creation,

not an everlasting work of art. Fashion should die

and die quickly, in order that commerce may survive.”