Kristen Stewart to play Coco Chanel in short film directed by Karl Lagerfeld


Kristen Stewart will soon be stepping into the shoes of fashion icon, Coco Chanel in a short film for the fashion house, directed by another famous designer; Karl Lagerfeld.

Described as a “mini-movie,” Lagerfeld and Stewart filmed the as-yet-untitled project in the Parisian studio of French film-maker, Luc Besson. Stewart is the current face of Chanel and is often seen seated front row at fashion shows. In July, she also walked down a casino-themed runway with the likes of Julianne Moore, Rita Ora and Lily Cole.

The short mini-movie also stars Geraldine Chaplin, who has previously played the late designer in other short films directed by Lagerfeld. Women’s Wear Daily describes the film as a “fictional behind-the-scenes looks at a yet-to-be-made biopic” about Coco Chanel. Lagerfeld told WWD that Stewart played the role perfectly by portraying Chanel as a “really, really mean” fashionista who “complains about everything.”

The movie is slated to premiere on 1st December at Chanel’s Metiers d’Arts show in Rome. 

Watch Stewart strut her stuff on the Chanel runway below.


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