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.
Coco Chanel (2008) Storyline
Chanel (Babolat Bobulova)’s parents have not officially married when she was born, she had a bastard daughter identity. When she was six years old, her mother died, the father left 5 children and left. She was raised by her aunt, and later entered the convent school to study sewing skills. In 1905, she was 22 years old, become the cafe singer, and have the stage name Coco, singing in different bar and cafe for living. During this time, she has made two regulars: British industrialist and wealthy officer. After becoming their lover, she have the economic ability to open her own shop. In 1910, Paris opened a millinery shop, with extraordinary sewing skills, she sew engaging style hat one by one. The two lovers introduced her to a lot of celebrities. At that time, the ladies were tired of the fancy decorations, so Chanel’s simple hat was a deep love for them. However, hat has not been able to meet her ambition to fashion career, she began to enter the field of advanced uniforms. In 1914, she opened two fashion stores, this officially announced the fashion brand Chanel was established.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for sensuality, some thematic material, and historical smoking throughout
My life didn’t please me, so I created my own life. She’s so special!
Film used interleaved method to show the origin of the name coco and the history of Chanel brand, the birth of its perfume, logo and little black dress, and coco’s struggle and tragic love in life. She is very similar with Jane Austen, they all have their own mind, love career, loyal to love but unmarried.
When the old woman was wearing my favorite Chanel suit, with a cigarette, sitting on a white rotating staircase, she broke my heart. If about luxury, women have a dream, my dream has always been CHANEL COCO
1, the woman’s body decided that they should wear what kind of clothes.
2, there is a fashion in the illusion of the book, a woman can wear gorgeous but can not rigid.
3, material is not important, the important is visual effects.
4, accessories, is a science, beautiful, is a kind of weapon.
5, fashion is a caterpillar, but also a butterfly