The Karl Lagerfeld was recently asked what he thought of both Audrey Tatou and Shirley MacLaine in their roles as Coco Chanel in two different movies. And he wasn’t a fan.
Of Tautou, who also fronts the latest round of Chanel No.5 ads and had had the Kaiser’s blessing for Coco Avant Chanel, he said he would have suggested Oscar winning actress, Penelope Cruz for the role.
As for Shirley MacLaine who played and older Chanel for a television movie, he said: “She should have lost 30lb. Chanel was never fat, not even in her eighties.”
Lagerfeld’s attack on Tautou (whose performance as Coco Chanel was a lackluster for me too) came after he heard about how she said in an interview that she only wore Chanel sometimes and this morning had worn Chanel rain boots.
“I didn’t even know we made rain boots,” Lagerfeld said. “After that, I don’t have to be nice.”
There’s no word so far of what he thinks of Anna Mouglalis as Coco Chanel in yet another Chanel movie, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.
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