Chanel just released a video showing the behind the scenes action of the Chanel Cruise 2012/13 Show from hair and makeup to VIP arrivals. How contagious is that song that’s in all the vidoes?? Check it out below…
Schlachthofbronx : Singstar (feat. Gnucci Banana)
Courtesy of Disko B
Chanel News posted some images of the making of the Cruise 2011/12 look book. I like how they’ve been doing their “behind the scenes” images in black and white – it’s so Chanel. Looks like Karl Lagerfeld shot the campaign – I don’t know the name of the model – someone fill me in if you know. The images below were shot at Studio 7L, Paris by Olivier Saillant. The trio of artists are Sam Mc Knight (hair), Anny Errandonea (nails) and Peter Philips (makeup). I’m drooling over the shoes, chains, brooches and camellias… and I spy a Chanel comet necklace used as an armhole of a sleeve! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
I’m excited to show the official behind the scenes footage from creative icon Karl Lagerfeld’s short film series starring Rachel Bilson for Magnum ice cream, which will premiere during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21.
The footage gives an inside look at director Karl Lagerfeld’s vision for the three short films. The shoot took place over three days in Paris, where Mr. Lagerfeld brought his legendary creative prowess behind the camera to direct style setter Rachel Bilson. The series of short films offer American audiences a look into the pleasurable lifestyle Magnum ice cream has cultivated around the world for more than 20 years. The films celebrate the premium indulgence of Magnum ice cream and the attitude that a day without pleasure is a day lost.
The three films are:
· “The Photo Shoot” features Ms. Bilson as a dispirited fashion model who finds the pleasure she’s been seeking in the form of a smooth and delicious Magnum ice cream bar.
· “Ballet” stars Ms. Bilson as a world-renowned ballet dancer who, when unexpectedly faced with an aggressive throng of admirers, savors a moment for herself by enjoying a Magnum bar before greeting her fans.
· In “The Drawing Class,” Ms. Bilson is an art student who indulges in a Magnum ice cream bar and is then inspired to create a beautiful work of art.
Ugh, just watching these is making me want a Magnum ice cream bar! I tried one, they are delicious!!
More shots of the Mademoiselle bag ad campaign, featuring Blake Lively, have been revealed. The 3 new photos show Blake with three different bags – one black Mademoiselle bag, one light blue (or grey?) Mademoiselle bag, and the third looks like either a small clutch or wallet. All the photos are taken on the legendary staircase at 31 Rue Cambon. These photos are just as lovely as the first three we saw last week. What do you think? Which do you like better?
There’s also a short product video that just features the bag – no Blake Lively – I guess they save the longer product films with actresses for their fragrance campaigns. Nonetheless, the video does a nice job of showing us the beautiful quality and details of the Mademoiselle bag – while also reminding you of the other Chanel products you can fill your bag with.
Earlier this week we showed you the first ad image that was shown online of Blake Lively in the Chanel Mademoiselle handbag campaign. Today, Chanel News released behind the scenes images and The Cut showed two more ad images. The other ad images feature bags in other colors and Blake Lively looks gorgeous in them. It looks like my hunch was right and Karl Lagerfeld shot the ad on the staircase at 31 Rue Cambon. What a lucky girl! Blake is the face of Chanel handbags AND she got to see the legendary staircase (and probably the apartment too!).
I must say though, the behind the scenes photos are just as beautiful. Shot in black and white, I think they are strong enough to be ads as well – in some ways I prefer them. What do you think?
Chanel Cruise collections are always shown in a beautiful vacation locales from Miami to Venice. For the upcoming 2010 Chanel Cruise show, Karl Lagerfeld is presenting the collection in France’s St. Tropez. Situated in the French Riviera, St. Tropez is a glamorous vacation destination that’s a “playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires.” (Wikipedia) Brigitte Bardot used to spend quite some time there and I wonder if she will inspire any part of the collection.
Image: Chanel News
Karl Lagerfeld was in St. Tropez recently shooting the Chanel Cruise 2010 film to accompany the launch of the collection. The cast includes actors “Elisa Sednaoui and Pascal Greggory in the leading roles alongside Jean-Roch, as well as models closely related to the House of Chanel: Freja Beha, Jake Davies, Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi, Sébastien Jondeau, Karolina Kurkova, Abbey Lee, Leigh Lezark and Heidi Mount.” (Chanel News)
Within recent seasons, Karl has added films to his repertoire to launch collections. I think they do a wonderful job of bringing the collection and inspiration to life and I can’t wait to see this! Stay tuned for the 11th! For more behind the scenes images taken by actor Pascal Greggory, visit the Chanel News photo gallery.
In the mean time, we can keep our appetites sated by watching the following videos that are part of the “Diary of the Collection.” Each episode is great because it gives a glimpse of the inner workings of Chanel from Karl sketching, to behind the scenes views of shooting the press kit and short film, to samples getting packed for the fashion show. It’s so exciting to see how things are done at the House of Chanel. Watch the episodes below…