Yara Shahidi Voyages to Deauville in Short Film by Renell Medrano for Chanel

Bronx-born photographer Renell Medrano was tapped for a project with Chanel introducing their Les Eaux De Chanel capsule. The tripartite fragrance line is inspired by Coco Chanel’s favorite places – Deauville, Biarritz, and Venice. Medrano’s lush visuals, shot on a Super8, follow the luxury label’s Brand Ambassador Yara Shahidi on an Orient Express ride to Deauville, frolicking around Marcel Proust’s historic summer estate, riding a bike through the local village and taking in some fragrance notes at a perfumery. The film evokes a gentle essence that is both light and free which playfully matches the scents’ collective “The Waters” (Les Eaux) eponym.

Medrano says collaborator Andrew Bevan “helped bring the story to life” and that they “…both wanted to portray moments of quiet and beauty within the hustle of the journey and kept referring to creating this nostalgic feeling.” Watch the elegant short film above. 

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