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Chanel Biopic On Lifetime to Premiere in September

On September 13, 2008, Lifetime Television will premiere it’s three-hour original movie about haute couture icon Coco Chanel. The biopic stars Academy Award winning actress Shirley MacLaine as the influential Coco Chanel in the “rags-to-riches” story. Lifetime expects the movie to be one of the most watched of all their original movies. Also staring in the movie is Marc Bouchier as Chanel’s business associate and confidante. The movie will air on Saturday, September 13 at 8 pm EST.

Coco Chanel is a Lux Vide SpA, Pampa Productions and Alchemy Television Group
Production, in association with RAI, France 2 and Lifetime Networks. Carrie
Stein (White Nights), Matilde Bernabei (War and Peace) and Simon Vaughan (Wallis
& Edward) served as executive producers. Luca Bernabei (Pope John Paul
II) served as the producer and Andrea Asimow (The Heartbreak Kid) was associate
producer. Christian Duguay (Human Trafficking, Hitler: The Rise of Evil and Joan
of Arc) directed from a script written by Enrico Medioli (Once Upon a Time in
America). [Multichanel News]

This year marks the 125th Anniversary of Chanel’s birthday. On August 19, I expect every fashionista and Chanel lover to put on their most fabulous little black dress, and accessories such as a gorgeous pearl necklace or a broach.