Watch Kristen Stewart's Eerie New Short Film for Chanel

Watch Kristen Stewart's Eerie New Short Film for Chanel

The actress finds a part of herself and a piece of the late Coco Chanel, too.

The actress finds a part of herself and a piece of the late Coco Chanel, too.

Text: Adair Smith

After revealing the new Chanel Gabrielle bag back in February, the fashion powerhouse has released the first of four video campaigns celebrating the accessory. The film, directed by Australian Daniel Askill, stars V106 cover star and Chanel ambassador Kristen Stewart.

“What we landed on was ultimately the search for Gabrielle's spirit, and the sort of fight that you can have with the idea of someone disappearing,” says Stewart when explaining the making of the film. “There's something eerie about the film, but it's ultimately exuberant. It leads me to her name, Gabrielle, scrawled on the window, it's like affirmation, I've been validated. It almost represents the first glimpse Gabrielle allows me to have of her, and I get happy.”

In her V106 cover story, Stewart elaborates on her relationship with the brand's iconic leader, Karl Lagerfeld. "Karl has always, from the very beginning, made me feel like being myself was the right thing to do. And in [the fashion] world, that is a rarity. He’s a compulsive and obsessive artist and it’s contagious. And he’s kind. He is who he is for a reason. I feel so lucky to be in his space so often."

Watch the film below and stay tuned for the next three films staring other Chanel ambassadors like Cara Delevingne, Caroline de Maigret, and Pharrell Williams.

See Stewart's cover story from V106 in the slideshow below.

BLAZER CHANEL, TIGHTS AMERICAN APPAREL, BRIEFS (THROUGHOUT) KRISTEN'S OWN, ON BROWS CHANEL EYEBROW PENCIL IN BRUN NATUREL, ON CHEEKS CHANEL COCO CODE BLUSH HARMONY, ON LIPS CHANEL ROUGE DOUBLE INTENSITE LIP COLOR IN DARING RED

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