The life and times of Coco Chanel had already been the basis for a failed musical, then along came CHANEL SOLITAIRE, which also flopped. Marie-France Pisier plays Chanel, a hard-driving, talented, bisexual fashion designer who uses her talent and seductiveness to build a couture
The picture moves at a snaillike pace through successive fashion shows (all very delightful to the eye and historically accurate) and bedroom scenes, with Coco dividing her attentions between the sexes. Despite his knowledge of Coco's occasional lesbian affairs, Boy Capel (Timothy Dalton) dumps
his wife to marry the designer, but things don't work out and he disappears before...