She's sat front row at its shows, starred in its campaigns and even played at the Chanel casino with Julianne Moore. Now the actress is taking her Coco love affair one step further and will appear in its new film – as Chanel confirm that Kristen Stewart will star in a Karl Lagerfeld directed movie.

The new film is being produced for the French house's next Métiers d’Arts show, which is scheduled for December 1 in Rome.

Shot over two-days at Luc Besson's studio in Paris in July, the plot follows a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at a yet-to-be-made biopic about founder Gabrielle Chanel. Stewart will play an actress impersonating Coco Chanel as a young woman and Geraldine Chaplin (who has played Coco Chanel in previous Lagerfeld films) will also star in the upcoming short movie. 

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