April 6, 2012
April 3, 2012
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel will be inducted into the 2012 FiFi Hall of Fame on May 21. The FiFi Awards are sponsored by the Fragrance Foundation and Jill Belasco, chair of The Fragrance Foundation stated:
Chanel fragrances have reached near mythical status thanks to the vision of Coco Chanel, her enduring commitment to in-house master perfumery and an uncompromising commitment to luxury and quality. To this day, men and women everywhere delight in wearing fragrances marked by the entwined double C’s of Chanel.
Charlotte Casiraghi wore Chanel spring-summer 2012 haute couture to the 2012 Monaco Rose Ball in Monte Carlo – I’m not crazy about her modifications I think it looked better on the runway… Red Carpet Fashion Awards
Chanel opened a fragrance bar dubbed Espace Parfum at Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street in NYC – the Espace Parfum will specialize in creating a new experience for discovering Chanel fragrances including Les Exclusifs and other limited distribution scents. WWD
Drew Barrymore is engaged to art consultant Will Kopelman, the son of Arie Kopelman, a former head of Chanel USA, so naturally, the bride will be wearing Chanel. Brides
A new luxury building is being built on Newbury Street in Boston and the first two floors will house a Chanel boutiuque. Boston.com
Karl Lagerfeld’s latest project is to redesign the outside areas of the Métropole Monte-Carlo including a fresco-style depiction of Ulysses’ journey etched on fifteen panels of glass (two pictured above). WWD.
April 1, 2012
March 27, 2012
Chanel has released more teaser videos for “The Little Black Jacket” exhibition – a digital exhibition showcasing 113 pictures of celebrities and personalities taken by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Carine Roitfeld. I posted the first one last week but I’ll post below again in case you missed it. There are six teasers total so I’ll post the next three as soon as they release. The more I see of this exhibit online, the more I’m dying to see it! Enjoy!
Don’t forget to visit The Little Black Jacket microsite.
March 26, 2012
Over the past few days I’ve posted about the events that made up CHANEL and JAPAN: The Little Black Jacket Exhibit, the Spring 2012 Haute Couture presentation and the pop-up shop opening and party. Chanel shared a video today that is a recap of all of the events – view it below – I wonder if there is any exclusive product for this event? There usually is but I haven’t heard yet – we shall see!
With Japanese subtitles / 日本語字幕付き:
March 24, 2012
The party of the week was in Tokyo last night to celebrate the opening of the Chanel and Japan pop up shop. After the opening party at the boutique itself the crowd moved to The First To-Un Building to party the night away with a performance by Karl Lagerfeld’s current fave Azealia Banks.
Ephemeral boutique in Tokyo Information:
March 24th to April 15th
5-11-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Monday-Friday: 11h-19h / Saturday-Sunday: 11h-20h
Photos from Chanel by Delphine Achard
I wish I was there!!! I don’t have anything else to say.
Post with images coming soon.
For those of us who were not fancy enough to be invited to the opening of Chanel’s “The Little Black Jacket” exhibit or don’t live in Japan (or won’t be visiting any time soon), we can still see the stunning work of Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. All of the photos from The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld are on view on a new Chanel microsite devoted to the exhibit. The site is a bit interactive as hints of photos rotate you click on one to see the full photo. It will take some time to see all of the photos – I kind of wish there was a way to just scroll through them all but that’s just the rushed person in me who has no time for everything. By displaying the photos the way they did, I think Chanel intends for you to peruse and discover as you would in a real gallery. Enjoy!
Check out the teaser below:
March 21, 2012
Last night at the G-bldg in Aoyama, CHANEL officially opened the exhibition The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, a celebration of the iconic little black jacket, with Karl Lagerfeld in attendance.
The exhibition set over two floors includes 113 prints depicting celebrities and other personalities in the CHANEL jacket, taken by Karl Lagerfeld and selected from the forthcoming book The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld.
Joining Karl Lagerfeld, guests included actress Kiko Mizuhara, architect Junya Ishigami, models Saskia de Brauw, Stella Tenant, Saki Asamiya and Rina Ota, artists Yi Zhou, Ellie and Asami Kiyokama, jewellery designer Harumi De Rola, CHANEL ambassadors Vanessa Paradis, Alice Dellal, Zhou Xun and Gaspard Ulliel and actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Clémence Poésy and Astrid Bergès- Frisbey.
I REALLY hope this exhibition travels to the U.S. – I would love to see it! If the exhibition doesn’t travel we’ll always have the book though we’ll have to wait until this fall. The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, will be available in bookstores beginning autumn 2012.
The Exhibition runs from March 24th to April 15th
11AM-7PM from Monday to Friday
11AM-8PM Saturday and Sunday
G-building Minami Aoyama
Minami Aoyama 5-4-48