Here we are with another of our “Pixar Pix.” This week, we examine this carefully crafted animated documentary about one of the great fashion designers, Coco Chanel. This movie traces Ms. Chanel’s roots from her childhood home in Maine-et-Loire, France to . . . Mike, why are banging your head on the table? Is something wrong? Oh, excuse me, maybe you don’t think it’s worth studying a fashion icon just because she’s FRENCH? That is so anglo-centric! How dare you, sir? You make me sick.
[some time later, after Mike has finished hitting me with a claw hammer]
Ok, so, yes, it is in some way possible that I may have missed the general point of this movie. Slightly. It may in fact be a richly layered Pixar story, deeply rooted in Mexican culture and tradition, dealing with the Day of the Dead and a young boy learning about how the importance of family can transcend even the mortal realm. HOWEVER, I would like to point out that most of the characters in this film wear clothes. And clothes are what Coco Chanel is really famous for. Right? That was her thing, right? So I don’t think my original take on this movie was that out of line. Oh dear, Mike’s reaching for the claw hammer again, so quick, give a listen to this week’s episode about the highs and lows of Pixar’s movies, many of which involve characters wearing clothes.
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