Coco Chanel

By Mad Dog
Published: Sep 25, 2009

Reviewing The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman, I alerted you to a new film about her, "Coco Before Chanel”. It’s just opened in New York and Los Angeles, and the New York Times raves: “The film… bears less resemblance to a standard-issue biopic than to a novel by Émile Zola or Theodore Dreiser. With a mixture of brutal candor and tender sympathy, it charts the rise of an ambitious, difficult woman, taking note of the obstacles and opportunities offered by her time, place and circumstances.” Run to this one (in flats, not heels).