Here's Your First Look at Kristen Stewart As Coco Chanel in New Karl Lagerfeld-Directed Short

Photos via WWD

“I think she’s one of the greatest actors of her generation,” Lagerfeld said about Twilight star Kristen Stewart to WWD, gushing about her role as the protagonist in his forthcoming 11-minute film,  slated for release Dec. 1 at Rome”s Cinecittà. 

Tackling a more complex approach to profiling the late Coco Chanel, Lagerfeld”s short will star Stewart, who plays an actress that”s preparing to play a young Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. This narrative, Lagerfeld said, is much better than all those “horrible” Chanel biopics, for one, because Stewart “looks more like Chanel than all the other actresses who played her.”

In fact, his idea to even create such a film began with Stewart—a performer whose infamous real life attitude lent itself brilliantly to Lagerfeld”s hot-tempered fictional character.

Ahead of its online casino nearing release in a week, WWD unveiled a selection of behind-the-scenes photos, providing a glimpse into the custom costumes and set, all designed by Lagerfeld:

From the making of the film "Once and forever."

From the making of the film "Once and forever."

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From the making of the film "Once and forever."

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