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Keira Knightley As Coco Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld, head designer for Chanel, is soon releasing a short film entitled “Once Upon a Time…” in which Kiera Knightley will star as Coco Chanel. In typical Lagerfeld fashion, the film will portray an embellished version of what actually would have happened – “invented reality,” as he likes to call it, or inventing where things are lacking.

The story highlights the transition between the stiff collars and tight corsets of the strict Edwardian period, as it moved into more freedom for women in terms of not only appearance, but attitude and behavior as well. It is set to first be screened on May 8th in Singapore, followed the next evening by Chanel’s cruise collection runway show.

What do you think of the decision to cast Kiera Knightley as Chanel?

On the set - see how it was reinvented based on the historical image below!

On the set – see how it was reinvented based on the historical image below!

Storefront of Chanel's Deauville Boutique in 1913.

Storefront of Chanel’s Deauville Boutique in 1913.

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