CHOICE MOMENTS: “I was saying ‘I want that one and that one and that one,’ but I’ve got nothing to wear them to,” Keira Knightley lamented after Chanel’s couture show Tuesday. Knightley has just shot her second campaign in Paris for the Coco Mademoiselle scent, of which she became the face in 2006. She has a host of movies out this year, including “London Boulevard” with Colin Farrell, plus a turn as Cordelia in “King Lear.” While not an Oscar nominee herself, Michael O’Connor, who crafted the dresses Knightley wore in the costume drama “The Duchess,” is up for one.
Anna Mouglalis, meanwhile, has been embodying Coco Chanel for the last four months in the Jan Kounen-directed biopic based mainly on Chanel’s love affair with Igor Stravinsky in the Twenties. Mouglalis said Karl Lagerfeld loaned her some pieces, including a cape, a dress with oriental embroidery and Coromandel screens. Film locations so far have included a villa in the South of France plus the Coco Chanel suite at the Ritz that was filled with objects from her apartment.
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Marianne Faithfull is to don Chanel pieces for the upcoming tour for her new album. “Karl made me a really beautiful long leather skirt and amazing blouses,” said the singer, whose U.S. dates start in March.
Sparkling in an oversize necklace, last year’s Bond girl Olga Kurylenko will turn Roman for her next movie “Centurion.” Johnny Hallyday’s daughter, Laura Smet, has turned into a night owl for her latest TV movie “Des gens qui passent” (“People Passing By”) where Paris in the Sixties is being recreated at nighttime on the Ile Saint-Louis. Actress Joanna Preiss is crossing the channel for the English language film “We Are the Industry” by Matt Crockford in his directorial debut.