Livestream: Documenting Coco Chanel

Join the director of BBC documentary 'Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned' for a look at how she captured the life and legacy of the legendary couturière on film.

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  • Monday, 26 February 2024

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Livestream: Documenting Coco Chanel photo

Join filmmaker Hannah Berryman, director of the BBC2 documentary Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned in conversation with V&A curator Emily Harris for an exploration of the process and challenges in capturing Gabrielle Chanel’s life and legacy on film. From deep dives into the archives to the use of innovative illustrations, hear how the director brought the elusive subject to life, and surprising insights she uncovered as she did.

This talk will be held on Zoom and all ticketholders will receive a link to view on the morning of the talk; please contact if you have not received your link by noon on the day of the event. It will also be recorded for ticketholders not able to join live.

Header image: Illustration: Sarah McMenemy; Gabrielle Chanel photographed by Boris Lipnitzki, 1936 © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet