I didn’t want to know that
May 31, 2010
So I watched Coco Avant Chanel yesterday.
Interesting movie, interesting life, interesting woman.
Then I googled her to find out more of her history and I found out that not only was she a Nazi sympathizer but she was a collaborator.
I did not want to know that. I didn’t want to know that only her English aristocracy friends kept her from being jailed for espionage. I didn’t want to know that the French shunned her after the war and only the English and Americans were willing wear her clothing.
So while I like her style I don’t know if I can reconcile her personal choices.
C’est La Vie.