Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has directed the British actress in the label's new short film
Keira Knightley’s starring role as legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel has been revealed for the first time in a new teaser video.
The French fashion house released a clip today of the upcoming Chanel mini movie, which premieres in full on 8th May on the brand’s website, entitled ‘Once Upon A Time’ and directed by creative director Karl Lagerfeld.
In the arty black and white teaser, the British star, who is currently the face of the luxury label’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume, is shown alongside French actress Clotilde Hesme, who plays her aunt Adrienne.
American model Lindsey Wixson also appears as a glamorously dressed lady strolling around the promenade of a recreated Deauville in 1913 – the short film will be released to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first Chanel boutique in the French seaside town.
The mini movie will also star models Stella Tennant, Jamie Bochert, music producer Caroline De Maigret, Lagerfeld muse Lady Amanda Harlech and her daughter Tallulah, as well as male catwalk stars Brad Kroenig, Baptiste Giabiconi and Sébastien Jondeau.
Watch the video above to see the full clip.