Coco raised the glass ceiling — 2 years ago
…and hit her head against it a few times as she attempted to open and build her fashion/design business.
Coco built her empire from the ground up. She had some help from men along the way but considering the era (and the fact that she was dirt poor), I don’t see how she could have done it without them. And I admire the fact that she honored her commitment to pay the one guy back (don’t remember his name) after he helped her open her first shop even though he didn’t expect to be repaid.
Coco didn’t have other female role models – men were the ones at this time that primarily created and had the vision for women’s clothing – but she knew what women wanted and she vision and expert talent.
Good movie although sometimes felt that there was a disconnect between the actresses who played the young and old Coco. They definitely left a lot of history out (like her relationship with the Nazi’s during WWII and what happened during the two decades when she was off the fashion scene) but overall, it was an interesting and entertaining movie. Made me wish I had a French accent!