Coco Chanel

Apart from some of her famous quotes such as "before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory"; what do you really know about Coco Chanel.

Did you know her real name was actually, Gabrielle? 

Her career began designing hats? 

And that she named Chanel Number 5 after her fortune teller told her it was her lucky number?

British Illustrator Nina Cosford has created traces of the designers life through intricate pencil work. The new biography (all illustrations by Nina), titled 'Library of Luminaries: Coco Chanel: An Illustrated' explores the designers rags-to-riches life. Coco, a covent garden girl transformed into top designer of one of the worlds most prestigious brands. 

"A girl should be two things, classy & fabulous"