Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French designer of women's clothes and founder of the Chanel brand. She is credited with helping to liberate women from the constraints of the corset in the post-World War I era and popularised a sportive and casual chic as the feminine style. She is widely regarded as the greatest fashion designer who ever lived. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become iconic.
Gabrielle Bordwin on this rejected design for David Gilbert’s “& Sons” “The first of many clues and puns to be found in ‘& Sons’ is its intentionally incomplete title. ‘Father & Sons’ would be the operative phrase, but one of the main characters, a reclusive author named A.N. Dyer, is largely removed from his family, as well as from life outside his sprawling apartment. I made the cutout silhouette to illustrate his absence — I set it to appear as if it was cut off from something more.”