LIGHTS, CAMERA, DALLAS: Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld is donning his director cap again. For his next Métiers d’Art show, slated for Dec. 10 in Dallas, he plans to make a mini movie documenting the period in the mid-Fifties when Gabrielle Chanel hit it big in America.

Geraldine Chaplin is to portray the legendary designer with a host of famous faces — including Rupert Everett and Arielle Dombasle — lined up to play small parts. Lagerfeld said filming would take place in Paris for three days in mid-July, and unlike the short black-and-white film he made for the resort collection shown in Singapore last May, this one will be in “old Technicolor — like [Paris] Match photos,” he said.

This story first appeared in the July 1, 2013 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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