SENSE & SENSUALITY
While shooting Atonement, director Joe Wright had Keira Knightley’s seductive pout banned. She laughs at the memory: “I didn’t know I was doing it so much, and Joe banned it from the film. Then when we did the Chanel adverts he said, ‘You know that pout we banned? Can we have it back and as much as possible?’” Wright first met Knightley during auditions for Pride & Prejudice. A segue from their collaborations, Chanel had the duo reanimate the free-spirited Coco Mademoiselle in 2007. Knightley’s debut as the bold personality saw her in nothing but pearls, pouting – yes, that pout – with a bowler hat pressed against her décolletage. Neither had ever done a commercial before. “I remember Joe came to present his idea to me and he brought the hat that I would wear at the beginning of the film as an offering!” she shares. “I like the idea of working with her in the role of that headstrong Parisian woman for Chanel, and Keira portrays her beautifully,” reveals Wright. “She is a muse.
She is exceptional.”
OUT OF REACH
The new chapter of Coco Mademoiselle continues the story of a beautiful Parisienne