Kristen Stewart to play a meta Coco Chanel

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Kristen Stewart to Star in Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Film


If there's one thing Karl Lagerfeld can't get enough of — besides his beloved Choupette, that is— it's casting actresses to play Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in his short films. Keira Knightley and Geraldine Chaplin have previously incarnated the house founder for Lagerfeld, and now, Kristen Stewart is stepping into her ballet flats. Women's Wear Daily reports that this time, the role will be a tad more complicated: Stewart is playing an actress who is herself playing a young Coco, while Chaplin reprises her role.

Perhaps the film, which will be screened at the house's Métiers d'Arts show in Rome in December, is an attempt to take back the narrative from Hollywood. Quips Lagerfeld, "They make so many movies about Chanel, why can't I make one?"

For photos of Stewart's long-term love affair with Chanel, click through the gallery below:

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Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 27, 2015 in Paris, France.
Kristen Stewart walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 at the Grand Palais on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France.
Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel 2015/16 Cruise Collection show on May 4, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.
Kristen Stewart arrives at the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel And Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant on February 21, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.
Kristen Stewart attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.
Kristen Stewart poses as she arrives for the 40th edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony on February 20, 2015 at the Chatelet theatre in Paris.
Actress Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City.
Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France.
Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi - 'Still Alice' Premiere at Dolby Theatre on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Kristen Stewart and Rose Byrne attend the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Grand Palais on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France.
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