Friday, December 19, 2008

Hot Coco

A 10 minute and big-budget silent short film by Karl Lagerfield pays homage to Coco Chanel. The movie took two days to shoot in a studio on the outskirts of Paris. It was premiered in Paris along with a showing of Chanel’s "Paris-Moscow," a luxury pre-fall ready-to-wear collection combined with couture Chanel designs.

Lagerfield gathered some familiar members of his entourage, portraying a young Coco from 1913, when the legendary designer first got in the game. The second part of the film takes place in 1923, when Chanel was already established, and has newsreel images from the First World War. The plot has characters like Chanel’s lover, the Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, who she borrowed the pea jacket, giving them a feminine touch.

“Chanel was a charming woman, at liberty to seduce men," says Lagerfeld. In other words..yeah her milkshake brought mad boys to the yard.

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