Italian-French-British TV film targeting the US audience, about the fashion icon Coco Chanel. The film begins with the fashion goddess (deftly played by Shirley MacLaine) in her twilight years, steeped in wealth and fame, still issuing game-changing designs and collections. From here the biopic looks backwards to the woman's upbringing in an orphanage, and traces her path to ubiquity as it winds through poverty, wars, doomed romances, and rather glamorous betrayals.
One of the only movie in which you can have an overview of Coco Chanel’s later life. Her most importants love stories, her creations and her success. I think this movie is one of the most historically accurate and with it we have an idea of how she decided to create the little black dress or how she choose the sample of Chanel No5 for exemple. Unfortunately this BBC tv movie was not filmed on location.
21 rue Cambon, Her very first Millinery shop :
At the begining she was making hats and became very popular thanks to this shop. We never found any picture showing the real shop, so this scene in Coco Chanel gives you an idea of what it could have looked like.
31 rue Cambon :
The movie wasn’t filmed on location, but in studios. So they had to recreate the rue Cambon and it is not a perfect success. Indeed the 31 rue Cambon doesn’t look exactly like that and it is not possible to see the Eiffel Tower from this point. Anyway, it is still interesting to have a preview of the construction of this famous shop and how was held the first catwalk Chanel shows.
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