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October 4, 2011

Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear: Making of the Press Kit

chanel spring summer 2012 making of the press kit

Chanel posted behind the scenes images of the creation process of the press kit.  As always, Peter Philips did the beauty and Karl Lagerfeld shot the photos.  I’m going to have to rely on my Chanelphile readers to let me know who the model is as I don’t keep up on model news.  I LOVE the beauty from this collection.  Pearls down the spine?  So delicate and elegant.  More to come soon – hope this will sate your appetite – for now!

All Photos: Chanel, Olivier Saillant

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Under The Sea – Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear

chanel spring summer 2012 ready to wear

So my suspicions were confirmed – the Chanel invite did give us a clue to the theme of the spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection.  The Grand Palais was transformed into an under water paradise complete with oversize sea shells and coral.  A certain red-headed chanteuse – I think Florence and the Machine  but waiting for confirmation – even appeared in a shell and sang during the runway presentation.  I’m doing more research into the show and getting images together but here’s a little teaser.

chanel spring summer 2012 ready to wear

All Photos: Chanel, Olivier Saillant

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September 28, 2011

Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Invitation

chanel spring 2012 ready to wear invitationAnd… it’s up! I’ve been checking online for days waiting to see the invitation to the Chanel spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection.  The show will take place next week in Paris at the Grand Palais on Tuesday, October 4th.  I’m having a hard time making out Uncle Karl’s sketch – it looks like it may be an under water theme?  Are those bubbles and waves?  Please let me know if you see something else.  I feel like I’m looking at one of those patterns that have a hidden image in them – and no, I was never able to see those back in the 90s either.  In any case, I can’t wait to see the collection and I’m wishing on my lucky stars that maybe I’ll get an actual invitation in the mail one day :)

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July 14, 2011

Clemence Poesy in Chanel Haute Couture at Harry Potter Paris Premiere

clemence poesy in chanel haute couture at harry potter paris premiere

Chanel favorite Clemence Poesy wore Chanel haute couture from the spring-summer 2011 collection to the Paris premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2. I was not a fan of the pants-under-skirts theme of the collection so I’m happy that she did away with the pants and opted for the skirt with bare legs. I don’t love the silver shoes but I think it’s because I’m so obsessed with the flats from the couture show that I won’t like anything as compared to them.

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June 22, 2011

Cameron Diaz in Chanel Spring 2011 RTW at Bad Teacher NY Premier

cameron diaz in chanel at ny bad teacher premierCameron Diaz wore a dress from the Chanel Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection to the NY premier of Bad Teacher.  She opted for pumps instead of boots and her bare legs make the dress look much shorter than the runway version.  She also opted for a black bra under the sheer bodice which I’m not sure I like.  I have to say that I like the runway look a lot more – I love the jacket and chunky necklace.  It’s too hot for the jacket in NYC but a statement necklace and a pair of stiletto booties would have made the look more polished on Cameron.

Images: Style & Just Jared

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May 31, 2011

Kirsten Dunst Wears Chanel on Visit to Turkey

kirsten dunst chanel haute couture spring 2011

Kirsten Dunst is riding the Chanel wave from the Cannes Film Festival across the Mediterranean to Turkey where she’s been spotted wearing Chanel to two events.  Dunst wore Chanel Haute Couture from the Spring 2011 collection to a Courtney Love performance that she attended with Ryan McGinley. She seems to like this collection – because this is the second dress from this collection that she’s worn that features the sheer panels and intricate beading. The delicateness of the dresses complement the delicateness of the actresses features. She also looks really nice in the pale cream/pink/white colors that she’s been wearing.

kirsten dunst chanel resort 2011/12 antibesDunst also attended a presentation of the Chanel Paris-Byzance Métiers d’Art collection at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel wearing a cream dress from the recent Chanel 2011/12 resort collection shown in Antibes.  How wonderful to see the Paris-Byzance collection in the place that inspired the collection!   I love this dress – especially the hem and sleeve length – so elegant yet sexy – reminds me of the 1940s.  I do however think that the dress might be a little tight on Kirsten in the bust area – either that or the way she’s posing is making the dress bunch up a bit in the neckline area.

I’m wondering if Kirsten Dunst wearing all this Chanel is a prelude to a campaign?  I suppose only time will tell…

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture at the 2011 amfAR Gala.

Pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture and Chanel Beauté at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Images of Kirsten Dunst via Just Jared.

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May 18, 2011

Chanel Cruise 2011/12 – Interview with Karl Lagerfeld, Clemence Poesy & Blake Lively

After the Chanel Cruise 2011/12 Karl Lagerfeld, Clemence Poesy and Blake Lively sat down to talk about the collections – here’s what they had to say…

And here’s a behind the scene’s look at the show…

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May 11, 2011

Chanel – Cruise 2011/12 | The Tale of a Fairy The Short Film by Karl Lagerfeld

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Chanel Croisière (Cruise) 2011/12 Collection

chanel cruise 2011/12 collection

“Too much may not be enough”
–Karl Lagerfeld, on the Chanel Croisière (Cruise) 2011/12 Collection

Last year Karl Lagerfeld showed the cruise collection in the fishing village of St. Tropez, and this year he hopped over to “the other side of paradise” and showed the cruise collection in Antibes, St. Tropez’s extravagant cousin. The setting for the show was Hotel du Cap – Eden Roc – one of the world’s most luxurious hotels – the kind of place that royalty and celebrities vacation. The setting set the tone for the collection that followed.

The 2011/12 Cruise collection had a bit of everything for the jet setting woman. Whether she was vacationing on the beach or in a cosmopolitan city, she would have something to wear for every occasion. From swimsuits to day suits, from casual pants to evening dresses, there was definitely something for every occasion. The collection featured the signature black and white color palette with hints of color that was reminiscent of the natural surroundings sunshine yellow, lavender and splashes of pink and coral.  You could definitely see a bit of the “ladies of leisure” elements such as tennis skirts that brought to mind Daisy Buchanan of The Great Gatsby.

My favorite looks of the show are the black and white color blocked swimsuits, the gorgeously extravagant oversize Chanel beach towels, and swimsuits paired with tweed jackets and color block sweaters. As far as accessories go, I loved the straw boater hats because they were the kind that Mlle. Chanel herself started out wearing. I also adore the multiple strand pearl bracelets that were piled on to models’ wrists and the box-like quilted Chanel bags that were reminiscent of makeup travel cases. I can’t wait to see a close up of those bags! My least favorite looks of the show were the knee-high boots (or were those spats?) with open toes and chiffon bottom dresses (and one with a chiffon midsection). Other than that I thought the collection was very pretty and chic in a laid back way – these clothes were definitely made for vacationing.

Take a look at the full collection below – what do you think of the collection? What are your favorite pieces?

Image Source: Style & Chanel News

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May 10, 2011

Chanel Croisiere (Cruise) 2011/12 Video

Yesterday Chanel debuted its 2011/12 Croisiere (Cruise) collection in Antibes – the full video of the show is below. Review and images coming soon!

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