This August 19 would have marked Coco Chanel's 133rd birthday and while there are dozens of biographies on the fashion icon, few are quite as unique as Life Portraits – Coco Chanel by Zena Alkayat and Nina Cosford. The pair, writer and illustrator respectively, offers a visual look into the life of mademoiselle Chanel, giving an artist's sneak peek into her residences, her fashion choices as well as her inspirations.

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Life Portraits – Coco Chanel

Life Portraits – Coco Chanel

Life Portraits – Coco Chanel

Life Portraits – Coco Chanel

Life Portraits – Coco Chanel

Life Portraits – Coco Chanel

Life Portraits – Coco Chanel

Life Portraits – Coco Chanel by Zena Alkayat and Nina Cosford is priced at Dhs50 and is available at amazon.comFor more literary and visual experiences, explore the works of fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh.