Coming soon: Coco before Chanel

We are more than a little excited about Coco before Chanel, released in the UK on July the 31st.

Starring French actress Audrey Tautou as Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, the film charts the designer's rise from humble beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. The film is loosely based on Edmonde Charles-Roux's book, L'Irrégulière: Ou, Mon Itinéraire Chanel.

Tautou plays a young Gabrielle Chanel, the illegitimate daughter of a traveling salesman who learns to sew in a Catholic orphanage. Chanel earns her pet name 'Coco' as a singer in a cabaret club, where she catches the eye of high society gentlemen who provide the opportunities she needs to launch her career.

Directed by Anne Fontaine, the film looks visually stunning and the outfits amazing and sums up the very essence of the woman who famously said, "Fashion fades, only style remains the same".

We feel a stripey top moment coming on !

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