Cinematical has just received this exclusive poster for Coco Before Chanel, starring the delightful Audrey Tautou (Amelie) as the legendary fashion figure Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. Directed by Anne Fontaine, the film was partly based on Edmonde Charles-Roux's book, L'Irrégulière: Ou, Mon Itinéraire Chanel, and Fontainehelped adapt it for the big screen. As the title suggests, Coco Before Chanel will follow Coco before she became an icon in the world of fashion -- touching on her time as a youth, her stint as a cabaret dancer and her affairs with the influential men who eventually helped her break into the fashion industry.
Also in the cast are Alessandro Nivola as Arthur "Boy" Capel and Benoît Poelvoorde as one of Chanel's lovers, Balsan. In an earlier post on the first French trailer for Coco Before Chanel,Jessica noted the interesting fact that Nivola -- whose character some say inspired Coco's menswear look -- had to learn French to play the part. Tautou, meanwhile, looks perfect in the role. She oozes the sort of grace, style and seductiveness needed to take on the sort of Coco that's finding herself and discovering her true passion.
Coco Before Chanel arrives in theaters on September 25. We've provided a full synopsis and trailer after the jump, and you can view the entire poster by clicking below.