Audrey Tautou is Elle Canada’s October cover girl. This coincide with the film “Coco avant Chanel” where the French actress’ portrays Gabrielle Chanel. The film is an adaptation about the legendary fashion designer’s life.
Chanel started to be called “Coco” in 1905, following her performance of her favorite song “Qui qu’a vu Coco dans le Trocadero” for a group of uniformed gentlemen in a local pub she used to go out. Later, in 1920s Coco Chanel is the one that made popular the “little black dress” with the imitation string of pearls or with a white camellia, her favorite flower. In an AP interviewed, Audrey talks a bit about Coco’s character: “She wanted to be free. And it starts by free herself in the movement — by get rid of the corset and, you know, having the possibility to feel comfortable and have practical clothes, but which highlight woman personality instead of making them only a decoration, object.” One more thing to mention about Audrey Tautou: she replaced this year Nicole Kidman as the new face of Chanel N°5, one of the most iconic scents in the world. So, 2009 could be the Chanel year for Audrey Tautou carrer and life.
– Adriana Ancuta