Audrey Tautou plays Coco Chanel in the upcoming biopic Coco Avant Chanel.
Costume Designer Catherine Leterrier was brought on for the challenging task of recreating the most influential couturier to ever grace the earth. As the film follows Chanel's life - mostly her early years- you will almost never see the tradition Chanel looks we know today.
Coco Chanel was abandoned by her parents early in life - having to find her own way by working as a seamstress and then as a milliner.
The movie follows Coco in her early years, concentrating on her rise and the early elements that would influence her design choices.
‘Of course there is pressure because Coco was the greatest. It is like, for an actor, when you play Shakespeare. But then I just approached it like any other film,' Catherine Leterrier