Audrey Tatou to play Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel biopic in works with French actress Audrey Tatou

Audrey Tatou is set to play Coco Chanel in a biopic of the fashion designer’s life.

The French actress – who is also the face of Chanel No.5 – has accepted the role of the legendary French designer whose modernist philosophy on style made her one of the most important fashion figures of the twentieth century.

Responsible for giving the world the little black dress, the bestselling perfume of all time and clothing that enabled women to throw off the shackles of the corset, the new movie, backed financially by Warner Bros., will be titled Coco Avant Chanel.

Filming is set to commence in Paris on 15 September and, to our delight, we can expect a visual feast of dresses from the Chanel collection up on the big screen.

Chanel’s head designer, Karl Largerfeld, will oversee the re-creation of stunning costumes and accessories. If only we could book our tickets now!

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