Karl Lagerfeld Crowns Pharrell as Emperor
Grammy award winning artist Pharrell Williams stars in a leading role in a Chanel short film entitled”Reincarnation” alongside model/actress Cara Delevingne.
The short film is directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld and was created to celebrate the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection, which was held Dec 2 in Salzburg, Austria.
The film unveils the history behind the iconic Chanel jacket.
The role of Coco Chanel is played by Geraldine Chaplin
The film depicts the fashion houses founder Coco Chanel, otherwise known as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, on holiday to Austria in 1954, where she spots the hotel elevator operator, Pharrell Williams, whose jacket inspires her creation of the iconic Chanel Jacket.
Later in the film Cara and Pharrell are transformed into Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, the renowned beauty, Empress Elizabeth ‘Sisi’ of Austria.
In the film the two stars sings a duet of “CC the World”, which was written by Pharrell at Lagerfeld’s request. Lagerfeld expressed what it was like to have Pharrell work with him, saying that he sent “all kinds of Viennese music” to inspire the new track. Lagerfeld also said: “He was easy to work with, very pleasant. He’s very professional.”
The fashion brought to the forefront is stunning and gives us a glimpse of the extravagant forms of dress that were once used throughout the royal courts of Europe, which still inspire fashion on cat walks every year.