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 .
Geraldine Chaplin as Coco Chanel
Sam McKnight as Coco’s beloved Butler
Heidi Mount as Marlene Dietrich
Lady Amanda Harlech as American Vogue fashion editor Bettina Ballard
Geraldine Chaplin as Gabrielle Chanel on the famous mirrored staircase. Photo by Olivier Saillant