I have just returned from seeing Coco Avant Chanel ( – yes I am aware that I am well overdue in seeing this wonderful film, but my life just doesn’t allow me to get to many movies these days).
I loved it! What a woman, so much guts and determination, so inspirational! I loved how the director illustrated how Coco’s talent was born and also how she drew her inspiration – how obvious it seemed to her. She simply saw things differently and she never let convention hold her back.
She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind nor let society tell her how to behave. She broke free of the ties that others felt bound to and wore her clothes how she wanted to wear them. It just makes me feel so proud to be a woman… I mean, how lucky are we that Coco was the woman who gave us Pret-a-porter – she gave rise to the way we dress today.
If it wasn’t for Coco, would we still be wearing corsets? I wonder? She took a gift for tailoring and millinery, and turned it into an empire. She was a true trailblazer.
Coco’s classic suit interpreted by Karl Largerfeld, in my favourite colour green – it’s on my wish list, of course.
Thank you Coco for being so brave.