Try to Enjoy the Grand Budapest Hotel-Like Short Film From Karl Lagerfeld

When it comes to model-musician pairings, it’s fair to say that Cara Delevigne and Pharrell Williams are somewhat in the lackluster category when compared with, say, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley (not that they ever collaborated on anything as official as a short film together). In the Karl Lagerfeld directed short, “Reincarnation,” created in honor of the Metier d’Art runway show on December 3rd and Coco Chanel’s illustrious jacket, Delevigne and Williams work as servants in a hotel during the day, but “CC the World” as bougie aristocracy at night.

It’s all very lush and nonsensically Lagerfeld. Equal parts German, French and English-inspired, we’re given very little insight into the ways of the working class personae of Delevigne and Williams’ characters, but an eyeful of their alter egos as rich well-to-dos. Singing and dancing (at one point toward the end, it gets almost as uncomfortable as when Johnny Depp dances in Alice in Wonderland) for the majority of the short, the only impression Lagerfeld leaves you with is that he was made for a different time.

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There is, at least, one humorous part at the end when a Chanel-eqsue figure asks Pharrell where he got his jacket, to which he replies, “They made it just for me.” It’s a very tongue in cheek sort of repartee representative of the relations between the upper and lower classes. But if you want to see something funnier, just watch Lagerfeld’s H&M commercial below: