"Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated." Coco Before Chanel was showing on television last night and has got us in a early-twentieth-century-fashion mood.

We love all the pearls, the gorgeous LBD's and the exotic french accents in the film based on the life of infamous french fashion designer Coco Chanel. If you too are loving the Parisian style, find out how you can Get the Look.


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