Friday, November 20, 2015

Kristen as Coco Chanel

Kristen will be playing a young Coco Chanel in Karl Lagerfeld's short film about the fashion icon, "Once and Forever."  The film will be screened in Rome on December 1st in conjunction with Chanel's latest Metiers d'Art Collection.

Women's Wear Daily was given an exclusive viewing of the film.  Their entire article is worth a read, but here are some choice quotes about Kristen:

Tender one minute, exploding with anger and expletives the next, Stewart portrays a fiery young actress brought in to portray a young Gabrielle Chanel in a biopic — only to lock horns with practically everyone on the set. She reserves her affection only for the legendary fashion character she impersonates — and her costar Geraldine Chaplin, who reprises her role as the designer in her twilight years.
“She’s beautiful, no?” Lagerfeld asked. 
“She’s so good,” the designer enthused about Stewart, a front-row regular at Chanel, and a protagonist at last July’s casino-themed couture show, where celebrities were placed as the centerpiece of the show, feigning a game of roulette.
“I think she’s one of the greatest actors of her generation,” Lagerfeld said. “She gives the right emotion and the right intensity immediately so it’s very easy to work her, like it’s easy to work with Geraldine.”

What an honor to portray one of the ultimate icons of fashion and style.   And of course, no one could play her like Kristen!

Here are some pics from the shoot: