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Il était une fois une petite fille qui toute sa vie masqua ses origines paysannes et préféra inventer sa légende.
Once upon a time there lived a little girl who hid her humble origins all her life and preferred to invent her own legend.
Il était une fois Gabrielle Chanel, née sous le signe du lion d'un père marchand ambulant et bonimenteur et d'une mère lingère et repasseuse qui meurt à 32 ans, épuisée par la vie.
Once upon a time, Gabrielle Chanel was born under the sign of the lion to a travelling peddler and a laundress who died at 32, exhausted by life.
Il était une fois un père qui abandonne ses cinq enfants et dépose en carriole ses trois filles à l'orphelinat.
Once upon a time, there was a father who abandoned his five children and had his three daughters sent away to an orphanage.
Gabrielle a 12 ans, elle ne le reverra jamais.
At twelve years old, Gabrielle would never see him again.
Elle préféra toujours croire et faire croire qu'il était parti faire carrière en Amérique.
Forever after, she preferred to believe and pretend that he had left to make his way in America.
Il était une fois un orphelinat derrière les murs d'un couvent.
Once upon a time, there was an orphanage behind the walls of a convent.
L'abbaye d'Aubazine Gabrielle passe presque sept années.
The Abbey of Aubazine, where Gabrielle spent nearly seven years.
C'est dans la pureté romane de cet univers monacal que la jeune Gabrielle va puiser son sens du dépouillement et son goût pour le noir et blanc.
The Romanesque purity of this ascetic world would inspire her sense of austerity and her taste for black and white.
Et c'est dans la luxuriance des vêtements religieux et des objets liturgiques qu'elle va éprouver sa fascination pour le baroque, l'or et les pierres de couleur.
And the opulence of religious garments and ceremonial objects would spark her fascination with baroque style, gold and colored gems.
Il était une fois une ravissante jeune fille qui le jour pousse l'aiguille et le soir la chansonnette dans un cabaret, devant des cavaliers en garnison.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful young girl who spent her days sewing and her nights singing in a cabaret, before troops of cavalrymen.
On la surnomme Coco parce qu'elle chante souvent "Qui qu'a vu Coco dans le Trocadéro ?"
She was called "Coco" because she often sang "Who has seen Coco in the Trocadero?"
Elle préféra toujours prétendre que Coco était le surnom que son père lui donnait.
She always preferred to pretend that Coco was the nickname given to her by her father.
Il était une fois une jeune femme aux allures de garçon qui refuse de monter en amazone les chevaux d'un cavalier de bonne famille, Etienne Balsan.
Once upon a time, a young woman with a boyish allure refused to ride sidesaddle on the horses of a well-born cavalier, Etienne Balsan.
Elle s'habille comme personne, s'inspire du vestiaire masculin et confectionne des chapeaux qu'elle décoiffe de leurs plumes et de leurs oiseaux pour les rendre plus simples, plus légers, plus chics.
She dressed like no one else, taking her inspiration from masculine attire and inventing new styles of hats, which she stripped of their birds and feathers to make them simpler, lighter, more chic.
Ses premières clientes sont les "cocottes" mais très vite les élégantes se précipitent.
Her first clients were working girls, but society quickly followed.
Il était une fois un grand amour qui s'appelle Boy Capel.
Once upon a time there was a great love, named Boy Capel.
Il est anglais, riche et cultivé. Il sera l'homme de sa vie.
He was English, wealthy and cultivated. He would be the man of her life.
Il lui fait découvrir les grands textes, l'Orient et l'ésotérisme.
He introduced her to literature, the Orient, and the esoteric.
Il aide Coco a devenir Chanel, lui permet d'ouvrir ses premières boutiques à Paris, Deauville et Biarritz.
Boy helped Coco become Chanel and helped her open her first boutiques in Paris, Deauville and Biarritz.
Elle veut travailler pour gagner sa liberté.
She wanted to work to win her liberty.
Il était une fois une révolution quand, d'un coup de génie, Coco Chanel transforme la silhouette des femmes.
Once upon a time there was a revolution when, in a stroke of genius, Coco Chanel transformed the female silhouette.
Elle raccourcit les robes, dévoile les chevilles, libère la taille, jette les corsets, récupère le jersey, se coupe les cheveux et se fait bronzer.
She shortened dresses, revealed ankles, freed the waist, eliminated corsets, revived jersey, cut her hair and bronzed her skin.
Chanel enterre une époque et fait changer la mode de siècle.
Chanel closed one era and launched a new century of fashion.
Il était une fois le 31 rue Cambon, lorsqu'en 1918 mademoiselle Chanel ouvre sa première maison de couture à Paris.
Once upon a time at 31, rue Cambon, Mademoiselle Chanel opened her first couture house in Paris in 1918.
La petite paysanne d'Auvergne, l'orpheline d'Aubazine est devenue la reine de Paris.
The little country girl from Auvergne, the orphan of Aubazine, had become the queen of Paris.
Avant de libérer les femmes, elle s'est libérée elle-même.
Before liberating women, she had liberated herself.
Il était une fois une histoire d'amour qui finit mal.
Once upon a time there was a love story that ended abruptly.
Boy Capel meurt dans un accident de voiture.
Boy Capel died in a car accident.
Pour la première et la dernière fois, on vit Coco Chanel pleurer.
For the first and last time, Coco Chanel was seen to cry.
"Ou bien je meurs aussi", dira-t-elle, "ou bien je continue ce que nous avons commencé tous les deux ."
"Either I die as well," she said, "or I finish what we started together."
Elle choisit de continuer.
She chose to go on.
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