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May 14, 2013  | by: Taja Whitted
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Karl Largerfield the man of Chanel is lengthening his resume once again, adding director to the many variations of his talent. His latest project involves a short featured film featuring Keira Knightley as the legendary Gabrielle Chanel also known as Coco.

Opening with a Pleasantville like setting in 1913 Deauville we are swept into the colorless world of oh lala. Largerfield’s portrayal of the legend is so down to earth  I found myself laughing as  Knightley assessd a stylish woman’s outfit, as I inspect a girl with style the same way.

18 minutes long you can’t help but to be captivated with this short film marking the 100 hundredth anniversary of Chanel.

Of course watching a film featuring Parissine style, one can’t help but notice the iconic Chanel classics.

1. Hats


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Several shots feature chic women strutting what some don “the church hat” or the old society look. In the film hats are a staple for women and who knows might inspire the trend once again.

2. Tweed blazer


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Next an interaction with a customer makes Gabrielle in awe that a woman is wearing her husband’s blazer and the wheels start turning in her head which later will show in masculine touches in her collection. It’s kind of ironic that women sport blazers all the time now today.

3. Jersey

Lastly known as underwear fabric in the past and the light weight fabric women swear by today, jersey is great for lighter weather and easy breathing pieces, what would have happened if Coco did not start the jersey for women trend?

Check out the film below!

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