The pretensions and self serving Karl Lagerfeld has put together a short film centered around the woman who built a clothing empire. Coco Chanel has been captured in Lagerfeld’s silent film dedication thanks to model Edita Vilkeviciute. She plays Coco in her 1920’s era.
The entire movie lasts a quick 10 minutes. Flapper heavy and set in Paris begins in the year 1913, the film capture’s the young designer and her rise to fashion glory with her first designing endeavor…hats. Thanks to her partnership with her love, Boy Capell, she sets up her first hat shop.
As reported in WWD Nov. 17, Tallulah Ormsby-Gore plays a Chanel model who has to sell her real-life mother, Lady Amanda Harlech, a hat in the film. Even the workers in the Chanel atelier got to play parts as workers in the fashion house. “I cannot take extras,” Lagerfeld notes. “They don’t know how to touch the clothes.”
The second half of the film fast forwards to 1923. This features Coco, real name Gabrielle Chanel, in her prime. She is an established designer who has the art of seduction to match her touch with clothing.
I really cannot stand Karl Lagerfeld. However, this I would give a toe to see.
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