Continuing to transcend boundaries (and for that matter, himself) Karl Lagerfeld opened his pre-fall Chanel show in Paris yesterday with the ten-minute silent film he directed about Coco Chanel. Lagerfeld, who “always loved silent movies,” told WWD, “Everybody this year has decided to make a movie about Chanel, and you know their historical worth is not always too exact.” Yeah, take that, movie industry. Karl cast his best friends, including his favorite male model Brad Kroenig, bodyguard-secretary Sébastien Jondeau, muse Amanda Harlech, and her daughter Tallulah Ormsby-Gore. He decided not to use extras because they “don’t know how to touch the clothes.” Karl adds, “It’s a funny movie, unpretentious.” See the two-minute trailer after the jump. The full movie launches on Chanel’s Website tomorrow.
Teaser: Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Silent Film [Fashionologie]