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Keira Knightley Is the Coco Chanel of Karl Lagerfeld’s Dreams

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To commemorate the centennial of Chanel’s first fashion boutique — located in Deauville, France — Karl Lagerfeld is directing a short film to be shown with the fashion house’s next cruise collection in Singapore come May, WWD writes. And the designer cast the entire Chanel mishpacha: Keira Knightley, the PG-13 face of Coco Mademoiselle perfume, plays Coco herself; Stella Tennant, Tallulah Harlech, and Caroline De Maigret each earned a role; and what would a Lagerfeld production be without Brad Kroenig and his son Hudson? As for Baptiste Giabiconi, whose acting leaves much to be desired, he’ll be holding the boom mic.

Knightley Is the Coco Chanel of Karl’s Dreams