“The Return” a Short Film by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is extending his passion for photography to the art of cinema by creating a 30-minute film devoted to Coco Chanel and her return to the fashion Olympus in 1954.

Set in the iconic salon on Rue Cambon where Coco held her fashion show celebrating her return, this short film is intricate and thoughtful with models and actors portraying the most famous faces of the time.

“The Return” will be shown on December 10 in Dallas, Texas prior to the Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art collection .

The Cast:

Geraldine Chaplin as Coco Chanel

Sam McKnight as Coco’s beloved Butler

Heidi Mount as Marlene Dietrich

Rupert Everett

Lady Amanda Harlech as American Vogue fashion editor Bettina Ballard

Geraldine Chaplin as Gabrielle Chanel on the famous mirrored staircase. Photo by Olivier Saillant

Gabrielle Chanel pictured in 1954 on the staircase at Rue Cambon. Photo by Courtesy Photo
Gabrielle Chanel pictured in 1954 on the staircase at Rue Cambon. Photo by Courtesy Photo
Actress Geraldine Chaplin surrounded by models in Fifties-era Chanel. Photo by Olivier Saillant
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