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

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

    Includes wine reception.

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.

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