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COCO AVANT CHANEL

Supremely elegant and achingly chic, the well named Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was an inspiration to women everywhere.

Gabrielle is credited with inventing the little black dress, the sun tan for upper class women, multiple strings of pearls, and the eternal Chanel No. 5 fragrance, which is still one of the world’s top perfumes.

The invention of the boxy short classic jacket, fitted dresses, and flattering trousers meant that women could, for the first time, take the quality of traditional men’s tailoring and make it their own.

Audrey Tatou stars as Gabrielle Chanel in a love story showing how a penniless girl with taste, elegance, and style overcame all odds to become a fashion icon.  Preview the film at Chanel.com.