"The Return" by Karl Lagerfeld - The Film, in December 1953, Coco Chanel reopens her Haute Couture house after fifteen years of absence. The collection is welcomed by the French press with an icy silence. Only the American media supports the looks that define the rebirth of Chanel's style. "The Return"retraces this period, that shaped the legend of the designer of rue Cambon forever."imagined, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of Gabrielle Chanel.