Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams Become Full-On Royalty, Sing Duet In New Chanel Film, ‘Reincarnation’
Watch the two play Emperor and Empress as they twirl around an ornate ballroom and sing a duet together.
Reincarnation is a 7-minute film directed and created by Lagerfeld, set to premiere December 1st, the day before Chanel’s latest Métiers d’art collection in Salzburg. The pair soulfully sing “CC the World” together, which is an original composition by Pharrell.
According to WWD, Reincarnation portrays a significant episode from Coco Chanel’s life:
“While vacationing at an Austrian resort in 1954, the designer becomes enamored by the jacket worn by the hotel’s elevator operator, portrayed by Williams with his captivating, Sphinx-like gaze. That style, with contrasting trim and pockets, would go on to become the Chanel jacket, a fashion icon that has endured and whose identifiable features Chanel protects vigorously.”
Geraldine Chaplin will once again play Gabrielle Chanel, while Pharrell will play the lift operator and a reincarnated Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, and Cara plays the Emperor’s wife, Elisabeth of Austria (aka Sisi).
Lagerfeld has been accompanying films with Chanel’s Métiers d’Art shows since 2008. He told WWD, “I like to do very short movies. I have no time and no patience to do a feature film. After two days, I want to do something else.”
Furthermore, he said “It’s not meant to be a historical reconstruction or something heavy like that. This is light and funny.”
Look forward to seeing the full film on December 1st!