Pharrell Chanel

Debuting on December 1 via Chanel’s website, producer/rapper/songwriter/fashion designer Pharrell Williams will star alongside supermodel Cara Delevingne in a short film directed by the legendary Karl Lagerfeld. The luxury brand released a trailer of the film, entitled Reincarnation, earlier today, and it previews a scene of an important moment in the brand’s history.

Marisa Mendez

The scene depicts the vacation in 1954 when Coco Chanel saw the uniform of the elevator operator of her hotel in Austria, inspiring her to design the iconic Chanel jacket. The operator is played by Pharrell, who is then reincarnated into Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, while Cara Delevingne plays his wife, Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” of Austria.

Check out the trailer below!