I've seen this TV movie a couple of months ago on a Friday night when I was also feeling sick. I turned on the tv and as always they were doing all sorts of annoying gossipy shows, when I saw that they were about to do a movie called Coco Chanel. I was quite skeptical and puzzled at the beginning, thinking that it can't be true because Coco avant Chanel was recently released in the cinemas so they can't air it on tv so soon. Then I figured out that it was a different movie :)
They're quite different though. Coco avant Chanel centers on the designer's life before becoming a famous designer, before Chanel . While Coco Chanel is a rather biographical movie that tells Gabrielle Chanel's story from her sad childhood to her fame, the way she started designing hats, how she opened her first boutique etc. And I think that this TV movie worths seeing, I just loved all the details, how they showed the Coco creating her designs:
I really enjoyed this movie, and if you haven't seen it but you liked Coco avant Chanel with Audrey Toutou then you should try to make some time and see this movie too. It's absolutely beautiful!
Young Coco Chanel is played by Barbora Bobulova and old Coco Chanel by Shirley MacLaine, they were both lovely!
If you do eventually see this movie tell me your opinion, though I truly believe you will love it just as much as I did.
Have a beautiful, beautiful weekend!
The Spoiled Feline