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COCO BEFORE CHANEL

By SAÏDEH PAKRAVAN I’m not sure the great French designer Coco Chanel would have been happy with the film describing her early years. Flattered? Maybe. Moved? To a certain extent. Happy? Probably not. She was a famously acerbic, unsentimental individual and the increasing disneyfication of France or, here, rewriting a cute, pretty past instead of describing a reality would not have done it for ... more >