Giving fans a sneak peek at the highly anticipated exhibit in London, Chanel's Mademoiselle Privé teaser stars Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, and a few other A-list muses for the luxury brand. Filmed at Coco Chanel's Paris apartment, the clip features Karl Lagerfeld himself photographing the celebrities and models who proudly and fabulously represent the label. The group even includes model Lily-Rose Depp and her mother, French singer and longtime Chanel muse Vanessa Paradis.
"Gabrielle Chanel revolutionized fashion," Paradis said. "She was amongst the first to dress women in menswear. At a time that women wore suffocating corsets, she went looking for freedom." Stewart, who will play Coco Chanel in an upcoming film, praised Lagerfeld and his passion for working behind the camera.
"I'm sure that as an artist, Karl works instinctively and compulsively in the same way that he does in all of his mediums," Stewart said. "But really as a photographer, there's such a naturalism that once he sees something, you could be done in five minutes and you don't even realize that you've just finished the entire thing because he just knows exactly what he wants."Joining Stewart in the upcoming exhibit's teaser are fellow actresses Keira Knightley, Lily Collins, and Moore, who wore Chanel Haute Couture to the Oscars this year. The Academy Award winner summed up the significance of Chanel not only for fashion, but for our culture.
"It is the one fashion house that I think is really a perfect blend of modernity and classicism, which is what Coco Chanel was all about" Moore said. "Who is a woman? How do you represent yourself? How are you modern? How are you innately female? And yet, of course, it never dates. It's always classic."
Watch the star-studded teaser below:
The Chanel Mademoiselle Privé exhibit opens on Oct. 13 at the Saatchi Gallery in London.