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Audrey Tautou and Anne Fontaine

The Ladies of Coco Before Chanel

Sep 25, 2009

Who was Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, really? Actress Audrey Tautou and director Anne Fontaine have set out to answer that question by exploring an untapped side of the French fashion icon’s storyher life before fame. Their film Coco Before Chanel hits American theaters today. More


Coco Before Chanel

Directed by Anne Fontaine; Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain and Emanuelle Devos

Sep 25, 2009

Wide countryside shots, quality acting, and the appeal of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s early fashions make this French biopic an ease to watch. It’s stylish and elegant, like the Chanel label itself. Audrey Tautou, quintessentially French and a timeless screen presence, proves to be an ideal actress to play the legendary designer, channeling Chanel’s admirable sophistication throughout the film. More