Silence & Noise/Coco Chanel WILL Cut a Bitch

Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to be so random as to resurrect the silent film genre. But of course, talking is apparently so last season. In the clip, Lithuanian (holllaaa) model Edita Vilkeviciute plays a young Coco Chanel, perhaps in response to Shirley MacLaine's laughable portrayal on Lifetime earlier this year. This version has plenty of silly moments of its own (including a Poiret diss! Now that's old school) but it works much better when associated with the typical jaunty feel of silent films. Throughout the course of the film:Coco chain smokes, verbally abuses a delivery man, and participates in a little bit of PDA. And I think we can all agree that it is bad ass. Here's to Coco Chanel, O.G. (original gangsta) Those interested in seeing it for themselves can direct themselves here. (Just a tip: it doesn't seem to work in firefox and you'll have to click the little volume level graphic at the bottom right corner to get the music.)
picture from racked.com

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