The story of Gabrielle Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. At once a period drama, a fiery romance and a compelling biopic, Coco Before Chanel is an unforgettable and beautiful film. Working as a seamstress and some-time barroom singer, Coco meets Étienne Balsan, a charming playboy who becomes intrigued by the striking, obstinate woman who refuses to conform. Swept up in the world of high society in which he exists, Coco soon draws the eyes of society towards her with her unconventional, elegant style in a time of excess. Just as controversial is the passionate love affair in which she becomes entangled – a love so dangerous and forbidden it threatens to destroy her.