CHANEL CROSSING: It seems Londoners aren’t going to let the U.K. release of “Coco Before Chanel” pass by unnoticed. To celebrate the film’s U.K. launch July 31, vintage fashion Web site QueensOfVintage.com is organizing a spontaneous gathering of Chanel fans — which it dubs a “fash mob” — at London’s St. Pancras International train station July 30. The site has asked those who partake to wear “their finest attire,” when they gather at the station to wave at the Eurostar trains departing for Paris, “and share their enthusiasm for the legendary Parisian label.” Those who attend will also be able to win Chanel biographies and soundtracks to the film.
A spokesman for the film in the U.K. said the gathering isn’t an official event and has been organized by “enthusiasts of the film.” A spokeswoman for Chanel in the U.K. could not be reached for comment, but a spokeswoman for Queens of Vintage said the event isn’t affiliated with Chanel the fashion house.
— Nina Jones