Friday, 17 May 2013

Screening of Chanel's Once Upon a Time & Women Only at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore! Xx

On May 8th 2013  Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his two new short films 
Women Only and Once Upon a Time…
 during a private screening at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. 

Astrid BERGES-FRISBEY wore a short white dress, look 47 
from the Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection. 
She was carrying a white clutch. 

Above: The identical reproduction of the street
 where Coco Chanel's boutique was located for the film Once Upon a Time.

 The film celebrates the 100 years since Gabrielle Chanel 
opened her first boutique in Deauville in 1913. 
 It stars Keira Knightley and Clotilde Hesme.
Karl Lagerfeld shot the film over two days in March  
at the Cité du Cinéma, a studio complex just outside Paris. 

“I thought it was going to be a silent movie” reveals actress Keira Knightley. 
“When I arrived I was asked to speak in French. 
I only said ‘bonjour’ and ‘merci’ and then carried on in English. 
Filming with Karl Lagerfeld is a real treat. I instantly agreed to be his Coco!”
The film also stars Stella Tennant, Lindsey Wixon and Jamie Bochert, 
Caroline de Maigret, plus Lady Amanda Harlech and her daughter Tallulah. 
And the boys included Baptiste Giabiconi, Sébastien Jondeau, 
Jake Davis and Brad Kroenig along with his son Hudson.
The actors discovered their lines just before each take.
 Keira Knightley and Clotilde Hesme wore outfits especially 
designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

Once Upon a Time 

 “Karl Lagerfeld stage manages the actors in a truly direct way” 
says Keira Knightley.
 “It was the first time I’ve worked like that too” Clotilde Hesme confides.
 “It’s very fun and vibrant. It encourages us to really be aware of the other actors”.

Kiera and Clotilde in Chanel's Deauville Shop

Clotilde HESME at the screening - she wore a long high waisted navy silk and lace skirt,
 look 17 from the Spring/Summer 2012 Haute-Couture Collection 
with beige chained sandals. She was carrying a blue resin clutch.

 Coco Chanel and Boy Capel in the movie.

 Lindsey Wixson as Mrs Wonderbilt ...

 ... sees Gabrielle Chanel's Shop
... looks at all the hats and knitwear and decides to buy Everything! Xx

Charlie Chaplin and Somerset Maugham have written in the Palm Court 

of the Legendary Raffles Hotel where Karl Lagerfeld 
previewed the two short films to CHANEL ambassadors 

Zhou Xun, Anna Mouglalis and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey 
as well as the stars of the films, including 
Clotilde Hesme, Caroline de Maigret, Stella Tennant, 
Saskia de Brauw, Jamie Bochert, Ashleigh Good  and Lindsey Wixon

Sigrid AGREN wore a short ivory dress. She wore a gold 

coloured necklace with a black and white Boy bag from the 
Cruise Versailles Collection and navy sandals 
from the Spring/Summer Act 1 2013 Collection. 

Anna MOUGLALIS wore an ivory silk and lace sleeveless 

button down dress, look 49 from the Spring/Summer 2006
 Haute-Couture Collection. She was carrying a black leather clutch.

Caroline DE MAIGRET wore a long silk 
pleated black sleeveless dress, look 59 from the 
Fall/Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection 
and a little black tweed jacket with black pumps.
 She was carrying a black leather Boy bag. 

Chiharou Okunugi

ZING wore a black jacket with pearls from the Spring/Summer 
2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection. 

Photos: Olivier Borde
Zhou XUN wore a white ruffled blouse, look 30, from
 the Paris Edimbourg Collection with a printed 
black and white leather skirt, look 64, from the 
Fall/Winter 2013/14 Ready-to-Wear Collection. 

Zhou Xun photographed by Wenjei Cheng

Ambiance Photos: Olivier Saillant

Until next time J Xx

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