Keira Knightley will feature in film directed
by Karl Lagerfeld to mark 100th anniversary
of the French maison Chanel.
Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, is to turn
his hand to directing this week with the shooting of
a short movie starring the Keira Knightley. The actress
will play Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in the film to mark
the French fashion house’s 100th anniversary.
It will be filmed in the chic seaside town of Deauville, where
the first Chanel boutique opened in 1913, financed by her
lover Captain Arthur “Boy” Capel, a wealthy British aristocrat.
The cast also includes model Stella Tennant and actor
Tallulah Harlech, daughter of Lagerfeld’s longtime friend
and collaborator Lady Amanda Harlech.
Keira, is the face of the brand’s Coco Mademoiselle
perfume campaign, for which she was handpicked by
Lagerfeld, who has described her as one of his muses.
The film – which will also feature French actor Clotilde
Hesme as Adrienne, as well as model Brad Kroenig
and his four-year-old son, Hudson, who is Lagerfeld’s
godson – will be screened at Chanel’s Cruise Show
in Singapore in May.