Chanel x Nana Komatsu, The Movie

It’s the idea of a Japanese woman in Paris, with a spirit of light-heartedness and freedom. In the way she moves in the video there is a sense of wonder, a sense of displacement and belonging” (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Design Scene)

Everywhere to be seen on the walls of Le Grand Palais in Paris, on display on each and every Chanel site all over the world, actress, model and Chanel House Ambassador Komatsu Nana was at the center of the brand’s show that took place on Tuesday 7. Before the show started Chanel released a special movie, directed by famous photographers Inez and Vinoodh, starring the Japanese actress.

“Inez & Vinoodh masterfully took on the legendary Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? from 1966. The film withstood decades thanks to its signature fashion style and the work of director and photographer William Klein. The story follows a young model from the States living in Paris, back then played by Dorothy McGowan. For the session the set design was specially created to envision the apartment of the film’s star” (from Design Scene)

see more: the short film, vidcaps, links…

The Face of Chanel

Global exposure for actress and model Komatsu Nana as she has been chosen as the face of Chanel for their 2023/2024 ready-to-wear collection, to be presented next Tuesday (March 7) at the Paris Fashion Week. A teaser was released on Sunday 5 and the full movie, directed by renowned photographers Inez and Vinoodh, will be revealed on Tuesday.

Nana Komatsu was appointed House Ambassador for Chanel by the late Karl Lagerfeld himself back in 2015, she was just 19 then. As such, she could officially represent Chanel at official events which she did on several occasions in Japan and Taiwan. The actress is the first Japanese star (and the second Asian celebrity, after Korean singer and dancer Jennie) to enjoy such promotion from Chanel.

see more: Chanel teaser, pics, vidcaps, links…

New Project: Who Were We?

Step by step or rather bit by bit, more news have become available about Who Were We? one of the new film projects starring Komatsu Nana. Directed by Tetsuya Tomina, it was shot in 2022 and Komatsu Nana‘s co-star is seasoned actor Ryuhei Matsuda. The movie is still listed as work in progress (post-production).

The storyline/synopsis surfaced a few days ago and a poster (temp? final?) was included on various reports on March 3.

Short Synopsis (from HKIFF): A woman who has no memory of her past falls in love with a man who also has no memory. Who were they before they met?

see more: storyline, poster