I leafed though Different Like Coco at a bookstore around the holidays, and was really charmed by it. Elizabeth Matthews has written and illustrated the fairy tale story of Coco Chanel, an underprivileged orphan who liberated women's fashion from corsets and later gave us the little black dress.
For a sobering look at her life and her influence, there is a short chapter on Chanel here. The gist of which is captured here (sixth paragraph down). Oy, winter makes me morose sometimes. Okay, enough of that.
Here's some Chanel fun with Kaiser Karl: