‘The Return’ by Karl Lagerfeld

She spoiled us with her iconic fragrance Chanel No.5, the classic little black dress and the mind behind the casual chic look back when the ‘corseteted silhouette’ was dominating the fashion scene, it is the legend Coco Chanel.

The highly celebrated Karl Lagerfeld has once again revealed one of his many talents by directing a fashionable short film named ‘The Return’ starring Geraldine Chaplin as Miss Chanel.

Taking place in 1954, the film is a dedication to Chanel’s comeback as a fashion designer after 15 years of absence, due to World War II. A period which Coco claimed ‘wasn’t a time for fashion’.  After more than a decade she returns to the industry with a notable collection, which would characterize the classic Chanel signature look and would forever change the way women viewed fashion.

With Chanel’s muse Amanda Harlech playing the role of Vogue fashion editor, Bettina Ballard, hairstylist Sam McKnight taking on a butler’s role and Rupert Everett acting as a TV journalist, one can’t ignore that the film’s casting is clearly in the name of Chanel.

Karl Lagerfeld is set to reveal his film ‘The Return’ in Dallas, Texas on December 10th at the fashion show ‘Paris-Dallas’ as the opening of 2013/14 Métiers d’Art.

Text by Marija Filipova