Author(s): Annmarie Van Haeringen
"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.
"Van Haeringen s illustrations, black line drawings with dabs of color against expanses of white, are drawn with a precise yet whimsical panache that brilliantly suits their subject."- New York Times Book Review"
Annemarie Van Haeringen was born in 1959 in the Netherlands. She is a Dutch illustrator, having studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She has created a remarkable number of children's picture books and has worked for several children's magazines. Her picture books have won numerous awards. In 2014 she won a Silver Brush for Coco or the little black dress. She currently lives in Amsterdam.