Coco Avant Chanel

It’s been a while since I last saw a French movie and I was looking forward to this.  It was nicely shot, but somehow it left me feeling not quite satiated enough.  A biopic about the designer Chanel, yes, the Coco Chanel.

It’s one of those movies you have to watch on the big screen, anything smaller you may fall asleep.  That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it, I did but it’s … it’s very French so it’s slightly indulgent and not for everyone.  The story is literally about Coco Chanel right up to the point she makes it big, it’s really about a woman before her time.  A feminist story at heart and despite what we all say, man or woman, we just really all need love.

The thing that amazed me about the film is her design of the classic Chanel suit.  It does say something about a designer when what she comes up with is fashionable in the early 20th century and is still ‘in’ during the 21st.