English actress Keira Knightly stars in the Karl Lagerfeld directed short film, “Once Upon A Time…” Knightly plays famed designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in a celebratory short of her first boutique opening in the French town of Deauville, the central point of the film.
Classic black and white filters add a timeless appropriateness to the storyline as the the face of the luxury label’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume is shown with French actress Clotilde Hesme, who plays Coco’s aunt Adrienne.
The first screening will be May 8 in Singapore to coincide with the debut of the Chanel showroom 100 years ago.
The movie will be available for viewership on the fashion house’s website.
Watch the teaser over at Vogue.
Check out stills from the film and real life photos outside of Chanel’s Deauville boutique below:
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Photos Courtesy of WWD.