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September 22, 2013

Videos: Gabrielle Chanel — Inside Chanel

Here’s the latest installment of Inside Chanel — a five-part series focusing on the biggest mystery of Chanel — Coco Chanel herself.

‘Coco’, ‘Mademoiselle’ and ‘Gabrielle Chanel’ aim to expose Mademoiselle Chanel’s travels, loves and choices that influenced her style and visionary spirit. Similarly, ‘Coco by Karl’ and ‘CHANEL by Karl’ reveal CHANEL Artistic Director Karl Lagerfeld’s interpretation of Mademoiselle Chanel’s values, his approach to fashion and style and his devotion to creativity. These exceptional mini movies offer a remarkable take on the story of Mademoiselle Chanel and her tremendous legacy, which constantly serve as Karl Lagerfeld’s inspiration.

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September 10, 2013

Video: CHANEL, Once Upon A Time – Inside CHANEL

“Inside Chanel”, the video series that gives us “inside” information about Chanel myths such as Chanel Nº5, Marilyn Monroe and Chanel Nº5, Coco and the brand, Chanel and the Diamond and the Chanel Jacket — now are bringing us a five part series on the ultimate Chanel myth — the myth of Coco Chanel. Inside Chanel will take us from Gabrielle Chanel’s days as a young orphan, to the present with Karl Lagerfeld executing her vision. As each video is uploaded, I will share with you. For now, here’s a teaser…

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August 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Gabrielle!

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It’s August 19th — which only means one thing — Coco Chanel’s birthday! This year marks 130 years after the day she was born. Hope you had a wonderful #CocoChanelDay!

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August 8, 2013

Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71

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In what is becoming an endless ring of museum exhibition surrounding the mystery that is Coco Chanel, the London College of Fashion is hosting Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71, a new exhibition that explores the life stories, friendships of Californian artist Marion Pike met Coco Chanel.

Curated by London College of Fashion Professor, and Chanel biographer, Amy de la Haye, all of the pieces in the exhibit have been lent by Jeffie Pike Durham, who has become her mother’s archivist.

If you are in London, or close to London, this is a definite must see. I wish I had a budget to travel the world to visit Chanel exhibitions, but alas, I don’t. If you go to the exhibit and can manage any (non-flash, of course) shots, I would love to see them — and even post them.

Date: 5th September- 16th November

Location: Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, W1G 0BJ.

Times:
Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

Admission: Free

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July 6, 2013

Enjoying the 4th of July Weekend

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel at the Lido in Venice

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel at the Lido in Venice

Sorry for my absence but I took a little break for the 4th of July week. Luckily we had gorgeous weather and I’ve been spending my time with my family and taking swimming breaks whenever we can. I’ve got a nice base tan going – Coco Chanel would be proud.

I’ll be updating you on the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 show that Chanel presented earlier this week soon.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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June 25, 2013

Hip Hop Loves Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld

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Luxury brands are constantly referenced in hip hop but Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld are having a moment right now. Chanel West Coast an LA-based rapper best known for her work on shows with skater Rob Dyrdek has a much hyped track entitled “Karl Lagerfeld.” You can hear a bit of it below and see a glimpse of the behind the scenes action of the video shoot…

Next up, Wiz Khalifa dropped a new tracked called “Old Chanel” – I think he’s referring to Vintage Chanel but maybe “Old” Chanel sounded better with the rest of his rhymes…

Finally Troy Noka just released a track called Coco Chanel…

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May 15, 2013

Videos: N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition

Whew, these days Chanel is releasing so many videos I feel like all I’m doing is re-posting videos. Rather than splitting them up, I’m posting all of the videos regarding the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition in this post.

Chanel has created videos documenting the opening of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition, the behind the scenes and the artistic influences. You can view them all below. I so wish I were in Paris to see this for myself. I hope this exhibit will travel! You can also learn more on http://www.5-culturechanel.com

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition Opening – Part 1

The opening of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition was a memorable event attended by many artists and celebrities. Among them, CHANEL N°5 Ambassadresses Carole Bouquet, and Audrey Tautou, as well as CHANEL Ambassadors Vanessa Paradis and Gaspard Ulliel.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition Opening – Part 2

Discover more on the opening night of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Exhibition with CHANEL Ambassadresses Anna Mouglalis, Astrid Bergès- Frisbey, and Zhou Xun.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes: the installation of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – The Artistic Influences

“A drop of CHANEL N°5 is much more than a drop of perfume…” Listen to Jean-Louis Froment, Curator of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition.

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – The Missing Part

An interview with Jean-Louis Froment, the curator of the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition.

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May 10, 2013

Chanel Cruise 2013/2014 Collection

Yesterday Chanel presented is Cruise 2014 collection in Dempsey Hill, Singapore. The sweltering, year-round heat of the small island state makes it feel as if you are on permanent vacation, making it the perfect locale for a resort collection presentation.

The festivities began the night before, on Wednesday night when Chanel screened the premiere of “Once Upon a Time” in the courtyard of the historic Raffles Hotel. The next day, Chanelphiles were greeted with one of my favorite resort collections that I’ve seen.

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My absolute favorite look was the first look – one that you saw Keira Knightley wearing as Coco Chanel in “Once Upon a Time” – because it’s essentially a replica of a look that Coco Chanel herself wore. The jersey ensemble was one of her first apparel creations and she was pictured wearing the same look in Deauville.

Chanel Cruise 2014 Collection

What I loved about this collection was the simplicity and how Karl Lagerfeld really stayed true to the codes that Coco Chanel established. The palette was all black, white, beige and navy/denim with no other color in sight (which I loved by the way!). The models were draped in pearls and most wore some variation of a shoe with a toe-cap. The long side-swept bangs and shock of bright blue eye-makeup gave the timeless looks a bit of edge.

Check out the full collection for yourself below – remember to click on the first image and a slideshow will open up that you can click through.

Images: WWD

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April 29, 2013

Video: “Once Upon A Time” Trailer with Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel

The internet has been abuzz with the news that Karl Lagerfeld chose Keira Knightley to play Coco Chanel in an upcoming short fashion film and the trailer is now here! Entitled “Once Upon A Time” the short film features Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel as a young designer at her first boutique in Deauville, France. French film actress Clotilde Hesme is also in “Once Upon A Time” and I’m guessing she plays Coco Chanel’s aunt Adrienne.

The full film will be posted on http://www.chanel-news.com on May 8th at the same time as its premiere in Singapore, the destination chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for his upcoming Cruise fashion show.

Soundtrack:
Ah! Finalmente!
Extract from “Tosca”
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Gottfried Hornik, Fernando Corena, José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
℗ 1980 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg

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April 28, 2013

Video: N°5 CULTURE CHANEL Artwork from 31 Rue Cambon

In preparation for the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Chanel released a video of Mademoiselle Chanel’s artwork leaving her apartment en route to the Exhibition.

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