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French Fashion

edited January 2014 in French
Born in Saumur (Loire Valley) in 1883, Coco Chanel (born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel) was involved with various art media throughout her iconic creative career. She designedchapeaux (hats) and costumes (costumes) for des pièces de théâtre (plays), des ballets (ballets) and des longs-métrages (feature films) with prominent film artists like Jean Cocteau, Jean Renoir and Luchino Visconti. Her influence on Paris fashion attracted the world of Hollywood, and Metro Goldwyn Mayer even signed a contract with Chanel in the hope of increasing the production value of their films. Chanel developed long relationships with French stars such as Jeanne MoreauRomy Schneider and Delphine Seyrig. Chanel's highly refined designs (designs) can be seen in classics such as Jean Renoir's La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) and Marcel Carné's Le Quai des brumes(Port of Shadows), Louis Malle's Les Amants (The Lovers).
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