Karl Lagerfeld is set to retell Coco Chanel's Fifties fashion comeback in a new 30-minute Chanel film. We can't wait.
Karl Lagerfeld has been making ‘big budget’ plans for his next Chanel film, and he’s put the spotlight on the designer’s famed Rue Cambon studios in Paris.
Producing a 30-minute production for Chanel’s latest cinematic experience, the German designer will recount Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s return to the fashion world in the Fifties.
With this, the infamous mirrored staircase takes centre stage, as it’s the same glamorous location where the fashion pack stood in silence to view the comeback collection in 1954. Not that it went down entirely well at the time.
‘The French press were beyond horrible to her,’ Lagerfeld explained on set. With British-American actress, Geraldine Chaplin, portraying the role of Coco.
‘She can play everything, fromm violent to sweet,’ said Lagerfeld. While British actor, Rupert Everett, also mused on his captivating co-star’s spine-tingling abilities.
Drafting in some of his finest seamstresses to play in scenes with Chaplin, he said: ‘Actors don’t know how to do that. Everyone in the movie connected to dressmaking is really in the dressmaking business.’
Adding: ‘It’s funny to see all the people I work with made up in the Fifties.’
The film, titled The Return, will debut in Texas, ahead of Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art collection on December 10.
‘It’s America who rediscovered her, so this is a thank you,’ Lagerfeld explained, noting his excitement about returning to Texas in the process.
Describing his-film making as an extension for his passion for photography, the Karl Lagerfeld isn’t ruling out a feature-length production in the future.
We can’t wait. Would you love to see a full-length Chanel film in the future?