Kristen Stewart will be starring as a young Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in a short fictional film for the fashion powerhouse, directed by none other than its creative director Karl Lagerfeld.
Stewart was a shoo-in for the role: She's already served as the face of the Chanel eyewear and is regularly spotted sitting on the front row at the runway shows.
Although Stewart is known for her more grungy roles, currently starring as a gun-wielding stoner alongside Jesse Eisenberg in American Ultra, Lagerfeld said he's happy with casting Stewart for the role of the clean-cut fashionista.
After wrapping the two-day shoot last month in Paris, Lagerfeld told WWD:
“She played it really, really mean. You only see her in tests and she’s complaining about everything. She’s mean with the director; mean with the producer.”
The film is a movie-within-a-movie, with Stewart playing an actress who's being cast in the role of Coco Chanel for a biopic. The film will also features Harper's Bazaar editor, Laura Brown, and Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie, who has portrayed Chanel in previous films by Lagerfeld.
The film will show at Chanel's next Métiers d’Arts collection show on December 1, in Rome.