Karl Lagerfeld Silently Honours Coco in Film
Karl Lagerfeld's directorial debut in silent filmmaking screens Wednesday night in Paris, an homage to Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's early years. Who knows more about the legendary designer than Karl? He became somewhat of an Andy Warhol, casting those close to him in the 10-minute film (but I think it's safe to assume the similarities end there. Warhol's movies were beyond creepy). Lagerfeld entourage fixtures model Brad Koenig and bodyguard/private secretary Sébastien Jondeau feature as characters, and model Edita Vilkeviciute plays young Coco Chanel from 1913, when she first set up shop. Karl didn't trust extras who "don’t know how to touch the clothes,” so he got workers in the Chanel atelier to play parts as workers in the fashion house.
So, Shirley Maclaine playing Coco in the Lifetime production doesn't cut it with Karl? Incroyable!