Lifetime has its designs on Coco Chanel, a miniseries featuring Shirley MacLaine as the fashion icon, according to Variety.

MacLaine will play the designer in her later years, as she set out to re-establish her reputation as a fashion trendsetter. Barbora Bobulova (In Love and War) will play the younger Chanel.

Christian Duguay (Human Trafficking, Hitler: The Rise of Evil) is set to direct.

Enrico Medioli (Once Upon a Time in America) penned the script, which follows the rise of Chanel, starting with her upbringing in an orphanage outside Paris. Mini actually opens with Chanel's move to reinvent herself in her 70s, after spending years in exile.

The two-part miniseries will run in 2008 on Lifetime.