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First Look: Coco Chanel on Lifetime


With the fashion world abuzz at New York Fashion Week right now, it seems an apt time for Lifetime to premiere its look at the life of one of fashion's true icons: Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel stars Shirley MacLaine as the legendary designer (and Barbora Bobulova as the young Coco) who began life in a French orphanage and worked her way up through the fashion world, ultimately bringing us classic suits, the little black dress, and a perfume that's endured for decades.

Lifetime calls Chanel "a glamorous woman who was hard to love and harder to ignore," and that comes through in this trailer. Yes, there's the obligatory breathless "fashion! is! my! life!" declaration, but there are also some great scenes of MacLaine's Coco berating a woman for wearing a subpar outfit and literally ripping the skirt off her body. Oh, if only she could bring her sharp tongue to the Project Runway stage!

The movie premieres this Saturday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. To watch the trailer,

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Photo courtesy of Lifetime

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tdsollog tdsollog 8 years
I recorded it on my DVR, and I just to watch it. Wow.... I am in awe. I am impressed by CC's strength. I rarely cry, but the end did provoke "eye leaks". I did learn something.... that Ms. Chanel passed just a few months before I was born. As a 37-year-old, I have been drawn to Chanel for many years. I prefer the "vintage" clothes.
chikkita chikkita 8 years
Already posted it on my bb calendar, set it on the DVR, friends have been invited, dinner planned, wine selected....I absolutely L-O-V-E CC!! Can't wait...woohoo!!!!
sofi sofi 8 years
Looking forward to this! Yay :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that this is the smart time to have the special air - and well - i'm not sure that i'll catch it but i think that it's going to be a good story. i'm not sure how shirley will do playing coco - but i think that it could be decent. it's always nice to learn about the back story on some of the biggest fashion icons.
sima sima 8 years
can't wait :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Thanks, Buzz. Looking forward to seeing this. Shirley MacLaine seems to be perfectly cast.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I am sooooo excited to see this movie.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
Yay.. I'm setting the DVR!
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
Woot woot! I'm so excited about this. :D
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