06 May 2011

FIRST LOOK at Karl Lagerfeld’s Naughty Chanel Fairy Tale

Ooh la la, looks like Monsieur ‘multi-tasking’ Lagerfeld has well and truly caught the film-making bug. Earlier this month, the white ponytailed one unveiled three commercials for ice-cream brand Magnum starring the sweeter-than-sweet Rachel Bilson and today, we’ve been treated to a sneak peek of his latest cinematic venture: ‘The Tale of a Fairy’.

The 30-minute film is imagined, written and directed by Super-Karl to accompany Chanel’s latest Cruise collection, which will be shown in Cap d’Antibes on Monday night - and having seen the trailer, there'll be more than a few wrinkled eyebrows on the FROW...

As is customary for any Chanel endeavour, the designer has rallied up his finest muses. Kristen McMenamy takes centre stage as an erratic glamazon who, as far as we can make out, enjoys a spot of gambling and high-pitched screeching, smashing champagne glasses and sporting an Amy Winehouse-esque beehive (AMAZE). Next to arrive is the divine Amanda Harlech, who harps on about ‘loosening up’ and ‘releasing the corset, sweetheart.’ And, of course, Karl’s thrown in his favourite boy toy, Baptiste Giabiconi as McMenamy’s ridiculously chiseled Godson. Seriously, could one two-minute trailer be more chic?

And then there’s the fairy. Emerging from the cliffs, topless sea nymph stylee, it’s none other than supermodel Freja Beha in all her androgynous, wide-eyed glory. ‘I can change it all’, she whispers before smooching a sultry Anna Mouglalis. Crikey, Karl! ‘It is a movie about an ill-advised use of money which begins with violence and ends with feeling,’ he eloquently explained. 'Some people may be shocked.' Naturallement, we’ll be glued to Chanel.com on May 10th when the full film airs.

- Jessica Vince


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