Yes, fine the movie quadrupled my Chanel luuuurve and addiction but i was in awe of the brand, woman and overally "chic-ness" before Coco Avant Chanel. She truly was an amazing, influential individual. She used to borrow men's clothes and wear them, in an era when frills and lace were all the rage. Coco pushed the boundaries of fashion and expression, allowing women to desire comfort and simple style over fluffy, corseted, superfluous fashion.
She was cheeky, straight-talking and sure of herself. A true feminist. Minus the hairy pits.
Less respectably so, she had many affairs... but never married. But marriage wouldn't have suited her :)
Monochrome and pearls.... Sigh... Stunning.
Audrey Tautou played her exquisitely, really capturing the innocent, self-assured, cocky...yet endearing and hesitant young Coco. She used her power as a woman but only to a point and in such a way that you leave the cinema with a deeper respect for the mysterious designer. The movie like adverts that were made for the chanel perfumes literally leave viewers with goosebumps 'Nicole Kidman Chanel No.5' with actresses such as Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley and Audrey Tautou.
My friend Jen said that she could quite happily wear Chanel clothing everyday, and I agree.So, when asked by my dear father what perfume I would like most I answered, 'Coco Mademoiselle'.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”- Coco Chanel