Cairo – 19 August 2017: Gabrielle Coco Chanel became a fashion icon and one of the most famous fashion designers in Paris and around the world. Her life became the center of attention in the fashion world while everyone wanted to know more about her. Many filmmakers decided to take inspiration from it and directed and produced films about her life.
Here are the five films that have tackled the story of Coco Chanel's life from different perspective:
Chanel Solitaire: The film displays the story of Coco Chanel’s life and her rise to fame and fortune. It also concentrated on her relationship with Etienne de Balsan and her love affair with his friend Boy Capel. The film was released in 1981.
Chanel Chanel: Was released in 1986. It is a documentary profiling the fashion icons life and her success. Plus the film discusses her rise during the World War 1 era.
Coco Chanel: Is a television movie that was released in 2008. The whole film is the story of Coco Chanel from the director’s perspective.
Coco Before Chanel: Showcases her early years. It highlights how she got into the fashion industry and what struggles she went through. Coco Before Chanel was released in 2009.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky: This film illustrates her love life and affairs. Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky was released in 2009.