Kristen Stewart’s role as a Chanel muse continues to expand — and now Karl Lagerfeld enlisted KStew to take on the role of iconic founder of the fashion house, Coco Chanel, in a new short film. How excited are you to see Kristen take on her most fashionable role ever?
Karl Lagerfeld just can’t seem to get enough of Kristen Stewart, 25, and we don’t blame him! The star, who is currently the face of the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 eyewear campaign, was tapped by the fashion house’s creative director to play the role of a young Coco Chanel in a short film. Karl Lagerfeld discussed the project with our sister publication, WWD, and said: “They make so many movies about Chanel, why can’t I make one?”
Kristen follows in the footsteps of actresses Keira Knightley and Geraldine Chaplin, both of whom were tapped by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld to play the founder of the fashion house in his short films. The movie will be screened at the Chanel Métiers d’Arts show in Rome on Dec. 1.
The Twilight star and Chanel muse plays an actress who is chosen to play a young Coco Chanel, while actress Geraldine Chaplin reprised her role as a middle-aged Coco Chanel in the short film, which was directed by Karl Lagerfeld. The two-day shoot took place at Luc Besson‘s Paris studio in July, and Karl said Kristen rose to the occasion. “She played it really, really mean,” he said to WWD. “You only see her in tests and she’s complaining about everything. She’s mean with the director; mean with the producer.” Karl came up with the plot, dialogue, costumes and casting for the short film.
Kristen’s role as Coco Chanel is in addition to her ever-expanding fashion resume, which already includes three Chanel campaigns. The star can currently be seen in the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 eyewear campaign and posed for the 11.12 handbag Spring 2015 campaign. She was also the face of the Métiers d’art Paris-Dallas 2013/14 collection, which marked her debut campaign for the fashion label. When she isn’t shooting stunning campaigns for the fashion house, the star can be seen in the front row at Karl’s fashion shows or rocking Chanel on the red carpet — in fact, she even walked in the Chanel couture show!
What do you think of KStew’s latest role? Are you super excited to see her portray a young Coco Chanel?