Coco Avant Chanel, is the latest movie homage to Coco Chanel. It stars Audrey Tautou and Alessandro Nivola. Audrey is such a cutie, I loved her in Amélie and I think she's just the right actress to portray the legendary designer.
The Nov. 24 edition of Elle France had a new group of images from the set of Coco avant Chanel, which centers around Chanel's early years and modest origins. Costumer Catherine Leterrier, who is said to have collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, focused on showing how Chanel "was different from the ladies of her time" — "she was poor, but she had her own style." Those looking for extravagant costumes won't be disappointed, however: the film is supposed to culminate in a runway show of classic Chanel designs.
Due to première in France on 22nd April, there is no official début date for the U.S. at this stage. Likewise, there are no English subtitles on this trailer, but it is still worth a watch to see Tautou take on the role of the Chanel in her heyday.