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Reel vs. Real: Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel

For our featured biographical flick this week, we bring you a 2009 French film which tells about the life of Coco Chanel, the legendary fashion designer who founded one of the most luxurious brands that endures to this day.

Movie poster via Collider.com

In the realm of fashion and luxury brands, Chanel is one of the names that belong to the most iconic fashion houses. If you’ve ever been curious about the beginnings, triumphs, and obstacles that shaped this brand as we know it today, you might want to peer into the life of the legendary woman behind it, through a 2009 French biopic entitled Coco Before Chanel.

Coco Chanel and her reel-life counterpart, Audrey Tatou. Image via imgur

Coco Before Chanel, which stars the lovely French actress Audrey Tatou, tells about the life of the young Gabrielle Chanel and her life as a singer for a provincial bar and a seamstress for its performers, and how she earned the nickname that she became known as later in life. We eventually learn about the romances that lead to her entry into French high society, and how she built the fashion empire out of her talent, vision, and refusal to follow the caprices of the trends of her time.

Watch the trailer for Coco Before Chanel below:

All information for this article were sourced from Coco Before Chanel on Wikipedia.

A series made for cinephiles, Reel vs. Real highlights some notable biographical films that you may or may not have watched, and puts the biopic actors side by side with their real life counterparts.

written by plasticpopsicle

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  1. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    My fave artist especially when she act as a psycho at A La Folie Pas Du Tout. antoarief.com have told me that Satria NB, vocalist of Bandung legend band : Pure Saturday have met her once in Batu Karas, West Java. Then they were sending e-mail each other. At that time Satria didn't know if she was Audrey Tautou, best France actress in my opinion =)

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