“Return to Metropolis”: by Karl Lagerfeld

One of the busiest people working in fashion today, fashion designer / photographer and 1920s-films-aficionado, Karl Lagerfeld photographed what might be considered his best editorial yet, a stunning tribute to the legendary Fritz Lang silent German expressionism sci-fi film, “Metropolis” (1927), titled “Rückkehr nach Metropolis” (Return to Metropolis).

The original film starred silent film heroine Brigitte Helm, playing Maria and the robot version of her character along with Alfred Abel. In this marvelous editorial for the February 2010 issue of Vogue Germany, Toni Garrn as Maria and the robot version, along with Lagerfeld’s personal muse, Baptiste Giabiconi.

Styled by the talented Christiane Arp, Toni Garrn is wearing Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria Beckham Collection, Francesco Scognamiglio, Comme des Garçons, Ralph Lauren Collection and a that fabulous vintage metal suit by Thierry Mugler.

Remember when Madonna also did a remake of “Metropolis” for her 1989 smash hit “Express Yourself ” directed by David Fincher, reportedly the third most expensive music video of all time.

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