Chanel

Chanel Movie Still

This dreamy still above is from a small film clip made in part with an amazing designer but I cannot remember who…ahhh…I will find it and include it but below is a clip with the serene Audrey Tautou starring as Coco avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel), a film that came out recently (as far as I can tell) about Coco’s life from her start as a seamstress to her renowned fame as one of the leading couture houses in the history of fashion. My grandmother only wore Chanel No. 5 perfume. There is no substitute for its classic scent.

Coco avant Chanel (en Francais – browse youtube for an English translation)

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We ♥ Fashion Films

Ahhh. Nothing like a double whammy feature of fashion documentary films. After hearing many rave reviews, the boyfriend and I treated ourselves to Valentino : The Last Emperor last week. It is a beautiful movie, one part reality television (the cameras follow Valentino, his partner and crew around for many months – real moments ensue) and one part fairy fashion tale displaying the extravagant lifestyle we all associate with mega successful European couture designers. The film creschendos in Rome with a fete fit for a king to celebrate Valentino’s 45th year of crafting stunning dresses and strutting down runways.

valentino poster

Unzipped and Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton are two fashion documentaries that came out several years ago and profile some of most celebrated designers. Intern Rose and I are stocking up on Kettle Corn and paying a visit to Blockbuster later this week.

unzipped poster

marc jacobs poster

What other fabulous fashion documentaries are out there that we should know about? Let us know!

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