Audrey Tautou hit up the premiere of “Coco Before Chanel” wearing a flowery bow-barrette thing very similar to the ones Simcha is currently obsessed with. God, are we ahead of the curve or what? [West Hollywood, 9/9/09] Keep reading »
The lovely Audrey Tautou is currently doing press for “Coco Avant Chanel,” which we love since we get to hear her speak in her beautifully accented, somewhat broken English. (Plus, it shows a few scenes from the film that weren’t in the trailer.) What does Audrey think makes Coco so great? “She was a woman at a time when women were not as equal as men, and she managed to win her independence and her freedom.” Watch the interview at MarieClaire.co.uk Keep reading »
Considered a matriarch of the fashion world, most know Coco Chanel as a glamorous figure, an image easily conjured by the famous photos of the designer in her Parisian atélier or through nostalgic black-and-white ads for the brand.
But with Audrey Tautou’s intensely anticipated movie about about Coco, we’re finding out that the history of her legacy was tainted with some not-so-palatable details about her life (including Nazi collaboration and homophobia) that weren’t necessarily secrets per se but definitely ignored and under-publicized aspects of her life.
Tautou spoke out for the first time about the designer’s sketchy past, calling out her flaws: “She was a liar, so it’s difficult to know who she was before she became famous and had some success.” After the jump, three things you might not have known about Coco Chanel:
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Not only is Audrey Tautou playing Coco Chanel in the new biopic “Coco Avant Chanel,” but she’s also the face of the Chanel No. 5 perfume. The luxury brand has released a short film commercial starring Audrey and directed by the man behind “Amélie,” Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The film has a similar feeling to “Amélie,” with its saturated colors and subtle quirkiness, but it’s a little cheesy. Plus, isn’t it some kind of conflict of interest to have Audrey representing the brand and playing the fashion house’s matriarch in a film around the same time?
Chanel certainly does like to do movie tie-ins with its No. 5 ads. Before Audrey, Nicole Kidman was the face of the classic perfume. Her commercial for the infamous perfume bore a striking resemblance to the famous woman/poor man story line in “Moulin Rouge” and was directed by that film’s Baz Luhrmann. But the film had been out for a few years by the time the commercial aired, so it seemed like less of a conflict than Audrey’s. At least Audrey’s new Chanel No. 5 ad isn’t directed by the same person who did “Coco Avant Chanel.” Then, we’d really have issues. Keep reading »
A new study in the Daily Mail U.K. shows that French women are the thinnest in Europe, yet they think they are too heavy, and British women are the biggest, but believe they’re too thin! And to make the Euro-study even more insulting and bizarre, the story is illustrated with pics of Kate Winslet and Audrey Tautou side by side; Winslet representing the big Brit, and Tautou the petite Parisian. Oh yeah, if Kate Winslet is chunky, then I’m Jabba The Hutt. And though Audrey is as thin as a very pretty french fry, she’s probably just a naturally slim lady. I can’t help but thinking this superficial study is a poke at Scottish Susan Boyle and the world’s obsession with her looks. Can’t we all just take a chill pill instead of a diet pill and stop spazzing over weight for a sec? [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »