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May 11, 2009

Chanel Cruise Show in Venice May 14th: Sneak Peek Trailers

Chanel Cruise Venice 2009/2010 Teaser

Chanel Cruise Venice 2009/2010 Teaser

Chanel Cruise shows are legendary for their exotic, vacation-worthy locales.  Last year, Chanel showed its resort collection in Miami.  Since then, it’s been rumored that the 2009/2010 Chanel Cruise show would take place in Venice but with the economy the way it is and with Uncle Karl declaring that “luxury is over” it was doubtful whether the show would go on.  Lucky for us, it is!

Chanel released two trailers of the Venice show – they’re just teasers but I can’t wait to see more!  This show will definitely not disappoint!  View the trailers below.

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May 17, 2008

Chanel Cruise 2008/2009 Miami

chanel cruise I couldn’t wait to see to see the pictures from the show in Miami and I have to say, it was definitely worth the wait. Karl Lagerfeld never disappoints and this season’s resort show looked amazing. The models “walked on water” with a custom catwalk built for the show. Though the show took place in Miami, the aesthetic of the show looked more 1970s inspired with smoking jackets, high waisted leggy pants, disco dresses, wide-brimmed hats, tie-dye shirts and bell-bottom jeans. It looked fabulous in the usual black and white color palette with the addition of pastels like pink, lilac and light blue. BUT my favorite thing by far was the accessories. Check out the chain link/leather giant heart loops with interlocking C’s in them (see photo below). Hello? I need them – like now!! The oversized chain link bracelets and head bands were amazing too. And last but not least, the heart shaped bag with interlocking C’s was also a really cute new twist on the iconic logo.
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See the rest of the photos after the jump . . .  You can also view parts of the show on the Chanel site here.
Images: Style

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May 14, 2008

Chanel Cruise Show in Miami

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Thursday night Kaiser Karl will unveil the Chanel 2009 Cruise Collection at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami. The Raleigh, an art deco beauty, was built in 1940 but is now one of Miami’s boutique hotels as part of the Andre Balazs family (of The Standard fame). The runway is rumored to mimic the shape of the pool and the show is supposed to end with U.S. Olympic team synchronized swimmers performing a water ballet. Wow! Somehow, Karl manages to outdo his past shows at a Santa Monica airport hangar and Grand Central Terminal in New York. Here’s what he said about choosing the location:

“I like the Raleigh because it is like old Hollywood, even if the collection has nothing to do with it,” he said. “Miami is the starting point, but this collection is made for the world.”

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All I know is that I can’t wait to see!

Info & Photo of Karl Lagerfeld: WWD

Other Photos: Raleigh Hotel

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April 14, 2008

Grand Theft Auto Presents: DJ Karl aka Karl Lagerfeld

Veteran Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, turns DJ in his latest career move. He will be featured in the popular game, Grand Theft Auto, as a virtual DJ. This goes to show that being labeled as a veteran, doesn’t stop Karl from being on top of his game, whether it’s trends or technology.

Source: WWD

Read the full story after the jump…

Karl Spins for Grand Theft Auto
Published: Tuesday, April 08, 2008
By Marc Karimzadeh

NEW YORK — Karl Lagerfeld, video game warrior?

Not quite, but the designer will get his game close-up in the much-anticipated fourth installment of “Grand Theft Auto,” due out on April 29. While “Grand Theft Auto” fanatics will not encounter Lagerfeld speeding down the road or lurking in a dark alley, they can cruise through the game’s Liberty City listening to him on the radio as he DJs on air at the game’s K109 The Studio station.

Lagerfeld was introduced to executives of maker Rockstar Games through his friend, Daphne Guinness, and called the encounter a “friendship at first sight.” He didn’t hesitate about participating. “They are the games of our times,” he said. “Those games in a way changed the world.”

In video games, few things are as anticipated as “Grand Theft Auto IV” — and Lagerfeld’s role is sure to further that sentiment, particularly in fashion circles. “Grand Theft Auto” is one of the most successful video games and has sold more than 65 million copies. Much as it has become iconic, it also has been controversial for its violent nature.

The next installment of the game, which retails for $59.99, will focus on Eastern European immigrant Niko Bellic’s search for success in America. Bellic has to navigate his way through Liberty City, the game’s grimy version of New York, replete with a melting pot of languages, hot dog vendors, music blasting from passing cars, taxis stuck in traffic and passersby on their cell phones.

Players can pick from multiple radio stations for the soundtrack, ranging from licensed songs to new ones. Lagerfeld picked his favorite electronica and dance music and peppered the selection with some of his rapid-fire commentary.

“They had written a politically incorrect dialogue,” the designer said. “I loved it, [particularly] in a time when everybody wants to be so politically correct when they talk.”

He didn’t have to dig too deep to find his music selection. “Music is part of the life of fashion, too,” he said. “Through the famous sound stylist Michel Gaubert, I’m very much ‘au courant’ and know what’s going on.”

While Lagerfeld hasn’t succumbed to game mania and is unlikely to trade in his sketchbook for a wireless controller quite yet, he admitted that he isn’t opposed to being a visible game character fighting his way through an imaginary metropolis one day. “I prefer to be in a video than to play with it,” Lagerfeld said. “I would love to be a very nasty, politically incorrect character.”

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May 23, 2007

Chanel Cruise Collection 2007/2008

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The Cruise collections often get overlooked but they make for glamorous, yet comfortable clothing for those globe trotting during the cold winter months. Chanel unveiled their Cruise collection yesterday at an airport hanger complete with Chanel 601 Jets. It brought a whole new meaning to “jet set.” Full story & more pictures after the jump . . .

Images & Info: wwd

Published: Monday, May 21, 2007
Chanel Flies the Friendly Skies
“Live from Paris, Chanel Line No. 5. Please be careful when opening the overhead compartments. Some quilted bags may fall out.”

With that loudspeaker pronouncement, Chanel’s Cruise presentation took off, literally. Two Challenger 601 jets pulled up to Hangar 8 at Santa Monica Airport on Friday night, the doors popped open, and the models stepped out in a tour de force show that only Chanel could have pulled off.

The stage was made up to look like an arrival lounge with three levels of white banquettes and a giant arrivals monitor announcing Karl Lagerfeld’s landing in Los Angeles. The 60 or so looks were a lighthearted take on the private travel theme, from Chanel’s version of a stewardess getup to a cozy floor-length cardigan.

“It has a sportif touch,” Lagerfeld said before the show. “It’s the idea of flying, which is a nightmare today, and the make-belief it still could be divine. I like the idea.”

So did the 500 guests, who included Demi Moore, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Alba and Lindsay Lohan. “That was so cool, no?” gasped Diane Kruger, who had jetted in from the Cannes Film Festival.

Lagerfeld’s favorite piece? His-and-hers sequinned black robes, for “Hollywood producers and people like them at their swimming pool.”

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