coco_before_chanel_posterWhat better time to catch up on DVDs than over Christmas when there is not much else to do other than eat, drink and be merry. has picked five films- all set in the past, all with amazing vintage wardrobes – we highly recommend for your viewing pleasure.

Coco Before Chanel

From humble beginnings to the heights of society, this is the astonishing story of Gabrielle Chanel, the legendary couturier who became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.

Orphaned at a young age, Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou) was raised in a convent school, where she learned to embroider and sew. Bored and dissatisfied with the living she could earn as a seamstress, she began singing in backstreet cafés and bars, where she attracted the attention of Étienne Balsan, a rich gentleman who immediately became intrigued by the stubborn, striking young ingénue.

Swept up in her rich lover’s world, Coco soon drew the eyes of society towards her with her unique, elegant style in a time of flamboyance and excess. Just as controversial was the passionate love affair with British industrialist Arthur Chapel, in which she became embroiled, and which shattered the conventions of her society.

Coco Before Chanel is as inspirational as it is fashionable. You don’t have to be a couture lover however to get drawn into this superbly acted biography, which shows Chanel as a strong-willed businesswoman and heartbroken lover.

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4 Responses

  1. jacqueline gonzalez

    What a great selection of movies. I look forward to watching them. ^_^ The Darling Housekeeper Jacqueline