March 20 - Keira Knightley will play the fashion icon in a new short film. Alicia Powell reports.
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Keira Knightley has signed on to play Coco Chanel in a new short film directed by the brand's creative director, Karl Lagerfeld.
The film will mark the French fashion house's 100th anniversary and will be filmed in the chic seaside town of Deauville, where Chanel opened her first boutique in 1913.
Knightley is the face of the brand's Coco Mademoiselle perfume campaign, for which she was handpicked by Lagerfeld, who has described her as one of his muses.