"Once and Forever," Karl Lagerfeld's short film.



Kristen Stewart 'Plays it Really, Really Mean' In Chanel Film

It’s been a long, long time since Kristen Stewart‘s vampire days, but she’s maintained her ferocity in Once and Forever, the Coco Chanel film by Karl Lagerfeld. Released last night, December 1st, in time for Chanel’s Métiers d’Arts show in Rome, Lagerfeld’s ode to fashion royalty is actually a film about a Chanel biopic (meta, I know). Lagerfeld told WWD, “They make so many movies about Chanel. Why can’t I make one?” And make one he did, in the most Lagerfeld way possible.

K-Stew plays an actress who plays a young Chanel. Geraldine Chaplin (AKA Chanel reincarnated) plays the designer in her later years. And Stewart’s character is absolutely savage in the film. Before its premiere, Lagerfeld told WWD, “She played it really, really mean.” Stewart acted the hell out of the role, from yelling at a producer in full view of the paparazzi, to storming off set to smoke a cigarette in a gorgeous Chanel black sequined gown. Why can’t we throw a tantrum in vintage couture?

Aside from the adorable rooster song she sings at the beginning, Stewart’s character is ruthless in the film. She tries to recast the role of Chanel’s lover in front of the dude playing the part. It’s only made more intense by her classic “I don’t fuck with you” glare. Savage. To everyone’s complete relief, in the end Stewart’s character straightens up and plays her movie-within-a-movie role flawlessly.

Stay tuned for updates on Kristen Stewart’s facial expressions.

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