Monday, August 24, 2009

Movie Monday: Coco avant Chanel

Coco Chanel loved to spin stories about her life, so it really is impossible to know the whole truth (the same can be said of Karl Lagerfeld, who's now head designer and creative director for the Chanel Couture House). Coco avant Chanel tells us the story of the woman behind the name, before she revolutionized 20th century fashion. The story begins in Edwardian times and shows us how this little orphaned girl built a Couture Empire.

Do I really have to mention all of the costume possibilities for this movie? (If you think I do, just go to Vogue UK's Coco avant Chanel Costume Gallery and choose for yourself!) If you do go, at least wear some pearls, since for Coco Chanel, when it came to pearls, her motto was "the more the better"!

Audrey Tautou as Gabriel Chanel in Coco avant Chanel

Coco avant Chanel opens in north America on September 25, 2009.

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