My first reaction to seeing a young woman reading “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel” was one of relief. We have seemed to be participating in an unintentional fantasy quest around here of late. But upon further reflection, maybe the book is just a different kind of fantasy. Here is a woman who was born into poverty, raised in an orphange, and managed to become a synonym for all things haute couture. The only thing that’s keeping this story out of the fantasy genre is the fact that it actually happened.