Keira Knightley to play Coco Chanel in film

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Karl Lagerfeld has picked Coco Mademoiselle Keira Knightley to star as Coco Chanel in an upcoming short film that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Chanel store, opened in Deauville, France.

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A long-term muse of Mr Largerfeld, Keira joins Clotilde Hesme, model Stella Tennant, Tallulah Harlech and mini muse Hudson Kroenig on the film’s cast list.

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No doubt Karl Lagerfeld will spare no sense of extravagance when the film is revealed to coincide with the unveiling of the next Chanel cruise collection in May.