French model Caroline de Maigret stars in the latest instalment of Chanel’s series of fashion films promoting the release of the stunning new Gabrielle handbag.

Directed by Olivier Assayas, de Maigret embodies the Parisienne par excellence. The clip is filmed entirely in black and white and in a single sequence-shot in a Haussmannian apartment.

The model said in a statement:

“Today’s shoot was an incredible experience with very talented people, Olivier Assayas and his team. I go into a Parisian apartment and arrive at a photo shoot I had with Karl. It’s a nod from Olivier Assayas to Karl Lagerfeld. I take Chanel’s Gabrielle bag with me, which is like Gabrielle Chanel’s spirit accompanying me. She has always inspired me. I aspire to follow in her footsteps, to possess the unbridled freedom to do what you want when you want.”

Check out de Maigret in the exclusive “making of” video above.