Coco Chanel came up with the little black dress, the cardigan jacket and Chanel No. 5. She revolutionized fashion for women and was named one of the most influential people of the 20th century by Time Magazine. Now, Lifetime has plans to show a 2-part miniseries about this amazing woman.The series will air in 2008 (on a still-unnamed date) and director Christian Duguay told Variety, “We’ve worked hard with it, and turned it into something that is meaningful and worth making an event miniseries. There’s no point in doing it if it won’t educate and entertain, but in an original way.”
Although the miniseries is about all of Chanel’s story, starting with her beginning in an orphanage outside of Paris, the story will focus on her re-establishing herself not only as a fashion icon but as a fashion trendsetter… while in her sixties.
Duguay said, “It’s a love story, it’s a rags-to-riches story, it has some strong social statements about women and about how the world has changed.”
Chanel’s Kurt Lagerfeld has approved of the miniseries, and is working with the production company to make sure it’s done right. Costume designer, Stefano de Nardis is working with the House of Chanel to recreate her designs – properly.