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Keira Knightley stars as Coco Chanel in Karl Lagerfeld’s latest short film

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British actress Keira Knightley has taken on the most fashionable role of her career as she stars as Coco Chanel in Karl Lagerfeld’s latest directorial work. The short film, set to debut in Singapore this week to coincide with the label’s Cruise 2014 collection, will give viewers a peek into the designer’s interpretation of the beginnings of the house of Chanel.

‘Once Upon a Time…’ is set in 1913 in Deauville, the glamorous holiday destination in Normandy, northern France. Chanel opened her first store there with the backing of her then lover, Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel.

The film also stars models Stella Tennant, Jamie Bochert, Caroline de Maigret alongside Lagerfeld’s muse Lady Amanda Harlech and her daughter Tallulah, as well as male Chanel favourites Baptiste Giabiconi, Sébastien Jondeau, Jake Davis and Brad Kroenig and his son Hudson.

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