Kristen Stewart Starring In Karl Lagerfeld’s Coco Chanel Short Film
Kristen Stewart stars in a Karl Lagerfeld-directed short film about legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel. The pair filmed the mini-movie over two days at French filmmaker Luc Besson’s studio in Paris last month. The untitled film will premiere on December 1 at Chanel’s Metiers d’Arts show in Rome.
Stewart, who’s the face of Chanel and is often seated in the front row at the fashion house’s runway shows, plays an actress impersonating Coco Chanel. The short film also stars Geraldine Chaplin, who’s played the late designer in several other films directed by Lagerfeld. Women’s Wear Daily describes the project as a “fictional behind-the-scenes look at a yet-to-be-made biopic” about Coco Chanel.
Stewart has yet to comment on her new short film, but Lagerfeld told WWD the actress played the role perfectly by portraying Coco Chanel “really, really mean” and “complaining about everything.” Lagerfeld has been making mini-movies for Chanel’s Metiers d’Arts shows since 2008. Other celebrities who have starred in past films, include Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne, Gisele Bundchen, Nicole Kidman, and Keira Knightley.