Kristen Stewart is set to play Coco Chanel. The actress, who has appeared in several Chanel campaigns, will appear in an upcoming short film for the fashion house to be screened on 1 December during the Métiers d’Arts show.
Directed by Karl Lagerfeld, the film is about a fictional biopic of the iconic designer. It sees Stewart playing an actress cast as the young Gabrielle Chanel, with Geraldine Chaplin playing her in later life.
“She played it really, really mean,” Lagerfeld said of Stewart. “You only see her in tests and she’s complaining about everything. She’s mean with the director; mean with the producer.”
Harper’s Bazaar US’s Laura Brown also has a cameo in the film as an American journalist.