Who knew Dallas was so important to the house of Chanel?
“It was America who rediscovered her, so this is a thank you,” Karl Lagerfeld told Women’s Wear Daily. “Without America, she would have closed the entire operation”—specifically the Neiman Marcus in Dallas. Thus his latest movie for Chanel, titled The Return, making its debut at the French fashion house’s next Métiers d’Art show in Dallas.
Lagerfeld illustrates Chanel’s return to fashion with a “30-minute Techincolor production, [where he] recreated the designer’s Rue Cambon studio an her mythic salon with the mirrored staircase, where her 1954 comeback collection with greeted with contempt,” WWD described the film.
Geraldine Chaplin will portray the iconic Coco Chanel while Rupert Everett will play an American journalist and Heidi Mount will play Marlene Deitrich and Amanda Harlech as American Vogue editor Bettina Ballard. All who were spoon-feed their lines by the Kaiser. He told WWD, that there wasn’t a written script when they began shooting the film in July. The Return could make way for a feature length film in Lagerfeld’s future, he told the fashion trade.
Not that we would expect anything less from Choupette’s companion.