WATCH Keira Knightley Play Coco Chanel In New Chic Teaser For Karl Lagerfeld's Short Film

29 April 2013 by

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Last month we brought you the exciting news that Karl Lagerfeld and Keira Knightley have joined forces once again for a new Chanel short, in which Keira plays Coco to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Chanel fashion boutique. This morning we have the first look of Keira looking lovely as Coco in a cream Chanel pussy-bow blouse under a mock up threshold of a Chanel boutique.

The behind the scenes shot from the short film Once Upon A Time also features Karl's silver ponytail, as he has his director's cap on overseeing the action. WWD went behind the scenes on the short and reveal that Karl encourages improvisation, as he says 'do it your way, huh?' to Keira and Tallulah Harlech as they rehearse their lines.

First Look At Keira Knightley As Coco Chanel In New Short Film 'Once Upon A Time' With Tallulah Harlech By Karl Lagerfeld

As a director, fashion's fairy godfather is shown to be all seeing as WWD describe him roaming the vast set putting final touches on costumes, sprinkling the all cream ensembles with Chanel jewels. Ms Knightley says of Karl the director, 'Karl Lagerfeld stage manages the actor in a truly direct way.' Well would you expect anything less?

The rest of the cast includes Stella Tennant, aspiring actress Tallulah Harlech, and hunky Brad Kroenig, but Keira is the real pro according to Karl as he said 'Keira can deliver her lines easier than the others.' Despite the fact that she was given her script just moments before filming.

Keira Knightley Plays Coco Chanel In Karl Lagerfeld's Short Film 'Once Upon A Time' With Tallulah Harlech

Once Upon a Time will be screened the night before Chanel's cruise collection in Singapore on May 7. As this is a Karl Lagerfeld production we expect it to be sharp, oh so beautiful and ever so slightly embellished, for as WWD report Lagerfeld declares the short as 'invented reality.' 

As we wait to see Mademoiselle Knightley's tribute to Coco, we have revisited our favourite Karl shorts. In the films below we have Keira whizzing over cobblestones on a motorbike, mannequins in a shop window brought to life and Kristen McMenamy smashing the world record for the amount of Chanel pearls worn at one time. Why not kick start your week by spending the next ten minutes or so on planet Karl? 

Watch the teaser for 'Once Upon A Time' below...



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