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Exciting news about the forthcoming Chanel biopic, 'Coco Avant Chanel' from the team at John Smedley, who told us: "Apparently the costumes for the Chanel film were overseen personally by a the white haired guy himself."

Karl Lagerfeld was said to have worked very closely with the film team to make sure everything was authentic and we can't wait to see for ourselves when it comes out at the end of the month. Audrey Tatou plays Chanel, who was known for her love of monochrome, like this Baudelaire jumper by the UK knitwear company.

Our source at John Smedley revealed: "According to my colleague in Paris, he waved the John Smedley pieces through without hesitation saying he didn't need to check John Smedley, he knew they would be perfect for the film. I've had heard that Coco Chanel wore John Smedley herself and Audrey Hepburn certainly did."