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September 3 2014

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Coco Avant Chanel Gets Its West Coast Premiere

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On Wednesday night, Chanel fans were treated to the Los Angeles premiere of Anne Fontaine’s film, Coco Avant Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou. The screening, at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater, was followed by an elegant soiree at Chanel’s nearby Robertson Boulevard boutique, where guests sipped Champagne and nibbled on mini chicken potpies and mac ‘n’ cheese, but mostly eyed the fall merchandise. “The first time I heard about Chanel, I was 20,” said Fontaine. “I had a sort of boyfriend then and he was the ghostwriter of her book, so when it was proposed to me to do a movie, it was like I had known her for a long time.” The film follows Chanel’s life as a headstrong orphan in the country through her foray into fashion in Paris. “Chanel was an amazing woman, and it’s great to discover a piece of her mystery,” added Tautou. “I’m proud to bring a French touch to big Hollywood.”

Coco Avant Chanel opens in limited release on September 25.

Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

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