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Shirley MacLaine On Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, And Her Own "Sloppy" Style

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Shirley MacLaine stars in "Coco Chanel," which airs this Saturday on Lifetime.

On what interested her about Coco Chanel:

Her contradictions. Her conflict between love and ambition. She never married. She was rude, hurtful. Many men were in love with her -- though I don't know why, because she was impossible. She was 73 when she got so popular, and she was always reinventing herself. I like that.

On her own sense of style:

I like senior-forgiving sloppy pants. I still wear sweat suits. I look like a real bag lady when I go to Starbucks with my dog and get my chai. I am so grateful that I now have a small hunk of Chanel wardrobe from the film that will go anywhere.

On Karl Lagerfeld:

He wanted me to come to Paris for a fitting, but I am sorry. No. If he takes off his sunglasses and the gloves, maybe I'll go to Paris.

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