Making-of CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag campaign film with Kristen Stewart
“What we landed on was ultimately the search for Gabrielle’s spirit, and the sort of fight that you can have with the idea of someone disappearing,” says Stewart when explaining the making of the film.
“There’s something eerie about the film, but it’s ultimately exuberant. It leads me to her name, Gabrielle, scrawled on the window, it’s like affirmation, I’ve been validated. It almost represents the first glimpse Gabrielle allows me to have of her, and I get happy.”
โฆษณาใหม่นี้นำแสดงโดย Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne , Caroline de Maigret และ Pharrell Williams
มี Karl Lagerfeld เป็นตากล้องด้วยตัวเอง และ กำหนดเปิดตัวในวันที่ 3 เมษายน 2017
กระเป๋า GABRIELLE จะสามารถสะพายไหล่ก็ได้ สะพายเฉียง cross body ก็ได้ หรือ จะสะพายเป็นเป้หลังก็ได้อีกด้วย
The Gabrielle bag, first introduced during the spring 2017 show in October during Paris Fashion Week, “adapts to every character, situation or mood, as demonstrated by Kristen Stewart, Caroline de Maigret, Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams,” according to a release, and can be worn over the shoulder, across the body or as a backpack.
Kristen Stewart’s turns as a vampire-loving teen and a warrior Snow White may not have prepared her for her latest role: Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. In an 11-minute film, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, Stewart plays a young actress with a firecracker temper cast as the famed designer. The short will be screened at Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show today in Rome, and marks the first of several of Stewart’s appearances for the collection. (She’ll also star in a Lagerfeld-lensed campaign for the line.)
In a behind-the-scenes interview about the film, Stewart discusses everything from the vibe on set to wearing archival Chanel pieces. Hear what she has to say about that here and watch her full performance on chanel.com.
You have been photographed by Karl Lagerfeld a number of times, but this is the first film that you have been in that was directed by him. Can you tell us about this experience? How was he as the director?
“Karl is supremely natural and thoughtful, which rubs off on an actor, always . . . that confidence. His interest in cinema is clear and working with him in that way was inspiring . . . to see him in yet another shade of lighting, thriving . . . “Once more . . . with feeling.””
You are a Chanel ambassadress and in the film you play an actress who takes on the character of Gabrielle Chanel. How did you approach this role?
“I didn’t have much of a chance to approach it until it was upon us, as we didn’t receive scripts. From the outside . . . it looked as though he was making it up as we went. And maybe he was. I took my cues from Karl in regard to the historical aspects of the piece and learned more about Gabrielle Chanel while shooting than I ever had. She is endlessly intriguing. Even more so now. The more I’ve learned the less I know, and that says a lot.”
Geraldine Chaplin is also an actress who plays the role of Gabrielle Chanel. She knows the character well, having played her multiple times under Lagerfeld’s direction. What were your thoughts? Did you know her?
“I was in utter awe of her ability to slip in and out of Gabrielle Chanel’s skin so seamlessly. It’s in her. The mannerisms and presence. She is such a force and such a lovely person. To say I played Coco Chanel would sound like a joke, which I suppose it was. She really owns that. I was so lucky to see it in person.”
In the film you wore a Chanel dress from 1919 and another from 1938; how did you feel about wearing these?
“The vintage couture pieces were jaw-dropping. I could feel the history with every step. To look through the archives is one enormous privilege, but to actually feel them . . . wear them . . . hold them . . . it’s priceless.”