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Watch: Karl Lagerfeld's New Fashion Film

The Kaiser releases a new flick inspired by Chanel's Cruise collection

Watch: Karl Lagerfeld's New Fashion Film

Photo Courtesy of Chanel

Watch: Karl Lagerfeld's New Fashion Film

Photo Courtesy of Chanel

Watch: Karl Lagerfeld's New Fashion Film

Photo Courtesy of Chanel

Watch: Karl Lagerfeld's New Fashion Film

Photo Courtesy of Chanel

Lights, camera, Karl. The Kaiser himself has released a new film titled The Tale of a Fairy, which debuted during Chanel’s intimate Cruise show held at Cap d’Antibes. Inspired by the collection, Lagerfeld wrote and produced the new film starring a string of Chanel favourites. Scattered throughout the predominantly black and white flick included looks from the label’s Cruise collection. Here, actresses Blake Lively and Clémence Poésy as well as Lagerfeld himself, share their thoughts on the new resort line:

Blake Lively: “Starting with the yellow in the show, it was a refreshing flash of colour. And the story, that went throughout, even when it went to the whites, the reds sequins and beading, it had a vibrant splash of life within it, and I loved it. Every piece made me smile.”

Clémence Poésy: “What I find interesting in the collection is that many eras are mixed in to create these amazing dresses. You see a bit of the ’40s, a bit of the ’60s, [and] a bit of the ’30s. The jackets have incredible structure. And the more flowing pieces make you feel like you are in the ’30s, going out to see Gatsby. That is the magic of Chanel. It does not age. Few things are like that. There is Charlie Chaplin, the Beatles and Chanel.”

Karl Lagerfeld on his new Cruise collection for Chanel:

On the use of prints: “Chanel is not really prints, but in summer you want them. They are reworked with embroidery which repeat the pattern. They are not pretentious or too ethnic.”

On the jewellery and shoes: “Here (in Saint-Tropez), women wear jewelry. But I like to put it with sportswear. [And] the new shoes give a new attitude to the walks. They are like pants over bare feet.”
 On the return to under the knee lengths:
“Not a return. But since there are these pant boots, it has a different allure. The goal is to lengthen, not to lower…it flares slightly. Otherwise that length is impossible.”

On the use of layering: “In the October prêt-à-porter collection, I did Chanel jackets melded with men’s clothes. Here I did men’s shirts melded with feminine blouses. It is the male-female ambiguity. The roles are blurred. And the girls interpret it perfectly.”

Watch the new 22-minute short film by Karl Lagerfeld who describes the flick as “…a movie about an ill-advised use of money which begins with violence and ends with feeling.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcWR8nqdqoI&fs=1&hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5x_4fbVuU&fs=1&hl=en_US