October 12, 2009


'Coco Before Chanel'

The photo above hints at the very last scene in the movie by Anne Fontaine which focuses on Chanel's youth. Audrey Tatou gives an outstanding performance which lends the film an intelligence, restraint and style that is hard to do with so many movies, books and the sheer commercial power of Chanel over the years.

When Chanel first leaves home and is exposed to the fashions of the fashionable she is horrified. One woman's jewelry is so ghastly that she tells her she is wearing a carnival on her chest. Chanel makes dresses out of her lover's clothes and couldn't care in the least that she looks very different from the society folk. Innovators don't follow the crowd.

1 comments


  1. Laura says:

    I hope I can break away and see this while it's in the theaters!! Thanks for sharing Marcy! xoxo L

    October 15, 2009 at 10:37 AM

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