Karl Lagerfeld, the long-time creative director of the House of Chanel, made his directorial debut with a tribute to fashion icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.
The 10 minute black and white silent film chronicles the life of the iconic fashion designer and her rise to prominence in the 1920s to become one of the most recognized houses of global haute couture.
"Karl kept his cast tight, choosing model Edita Vilkeviciute to play Coco, his bodyguard to play a nightclub owner, and workers in his atelier to play parts in the movie," Fab Sugar notes.
"I cannot take extras,” says Lagerfeld. “They don’t know how to touch the clothes.”
The short film, is scheduled to make its debut in Paris this week.
"It’s a funny movie, unpretentious,” says Lagerfeld. “Chanel was a charming woman, at liberty to seduce men. Everybody this year has decided to make a movie about Chanel, and you know their historical worth is not always too exact."
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