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Mon dieu! Keira Knightley is the latest star to take on the role of fashion icon Coco Chanel. We first got word of the Brit babe's chance to play the legendary designer last month, and now we finally have our first sneak peek at Knightley's take on the founder of the French fashion house. And just like Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Tautou, who have also played the legendary designer, Knightley is looking très chic as a young Chanel in the black-and-white film. Photos: Check out bridal designs for Keira Knightley The actress, who is currently the face of the label's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, joined forces with the film's director Karl Lagerfeld to make »
Karl Lagerfeld is fashion's Renaissance Man, multitasking with film, journalism, photography and -- what was that last one? -- oh yeah, fashion design. His latest gig? A short film starring Keira Knightley, shot in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Chanel fashion boutique.
The Telegraph reports that the movie will be set in the French seaside town of Deauville, where Coco Chanel founded the first store with the help of her lover, Arthur "Boy" Capel. Chanel had previously set up shop on the famed Rue Cambon in Paris in 1910 but was only selling hats at the time. Deauville in 1912 marked Chanel's entry into women's sportswear, the apparel category for which she'd become famous.
According to Women's Wear Daily, the film won't be shot in Deauville (as it's currently "riddled with neon signs") but rather staged in Paris. Knightley will play the designer, an on-screen role previously held by »
- The Huffington Post
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