Loved Devin O'Leary's Alibi review of the new Coco movie, Coco Before Chanel, especially the subtitle:
Fashion icon biopic looks fabulous but hangs kinda funny
Here's a bit:
Eventually trading her French sugar daddy for a handsome young Englishman (Alessandro Nivola from Face/Off and Junebug), Coco explores her matrimonial options but keeps running up against the age-
Coco and fashion were obsessions with my mother and her sisters. They sewed a lot, like many other women of their day and would create tailored originals by customizing McCall or Butterick patterns. I can still hear rustling onion skin-thin brown pattern paper pinned to fabric for cutting. I was always spooked by the dress form at night - my headless mother in the latest fashion.
She sewed until the last years of her life and left closets full of dresses, coats, shoes, belts, scarves and hats. Apparently sewing is not hereditary but playing dress-up, or fashion, is.
I'll be seeing the film whenever it gets here. I think it is tomorrow but that would have been helpful info for Devin to add.