at Chanel

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.