“They make so many movies about Chanel, why can’t I make one?” said Karl Lagerfeld in an interview. And he’s perfectly right! I don’t know anybody more suitable than Lagerfeld to do a movie about his lifetime muse, Coco Chanel. “Once and Forever”, a 11 minutes movie by Karl Lagerfeld was presented on December 1st at CHANEL Métiers d’art collection in Rome, at Cinecittà.
Kristen Stewart and Geraldine Chaplin play the roles of actresses preparing to star in a film as Gabrielle Chanel at different ages. While Kristen Stewart, at her first impersonation of Gabrielle Chanel, plays in some superb vintage dresses (original pieces from 1919 and 1938) a young actress with a firecracker temper, Geraldine Chaplin is at her fourth experience in famous designer shoes.
The short film “Once and Forever” tells the story of a lively film production and takes place behind the scenes, from the costume tests and script meetings to the screen tests. The cast also includes Jérémie Elkaïm, François Marthouret, Amanda Harlech, Jamie Bochert, Jake Davies, Baptiste Giabiconi and Laura Brown.
It is not the first time when Karl Lagerfeld takes the stage as the movie director: he made, in 2013, “Once Upon a Time…”, a movie about Coco Chanel featuring Keira Knightley and Clotide Hesme as her aunt Adrienne Chanel. And he tried his artistic skills with the movie featuring Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne.
As the face of the Paris-Dallas 2013/14 Métiers d’art collection, the 11.12 bag of the handbag campaign in March 2015 and then the Spring-Summer 2015 Eyewear collection, Kristen Stewart reaffirms her status as CHANEL muse and will now become the face of the advertising campaign for the Paris-Rome 2015/16 Métiers d’art collection to be photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and unveiled in the month of May 2016.
Watch the entire movie on www.chanel.com
Photo: Olivier Saillant / (c) Chanel