The new Chanel ad campaign for the Fall-Winter 2013/14 ad campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, features Ashleigh Good, Chiharu Okunugi & Soo Joo Park. The trio of women follow lady-like pursuits such as sipping tee, embroidering and listening to music — in what seems to be outer space, considering the lack of gravity. I’m liking the images and I’m glad that Karl has added some diversity to his choice of models.
August 8, 2013
January 8, 2013
Images of Chanel’s new spring 2013 ad campaign have surfaced online and I have them here for you to check out. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld and featuring models Stella Tennant, Ondria Hardin, Yumi Lambert the campaign has a bit of a Japanese minimalist influence suggested by the tatami mats on the floor and the furnishings, especially the low table. The campaign stirred a bit of controversy when it was first shot because of the employment of Ondria Hardin whose age is in question at the time the campaign was photographed (she was 15 or 16). To everyone’s surprise, the campaign also features another sixteen-year old, Yumi Lambert.
The campaign is nice and I think it’s a success because I can’t wait for this collection to come out!!
What do you think of the controversy surrounding the models’ age? It’s based on an industry guideline but her parents are ok with her working. What’s your opinion on this? Share your thoughts in the forum!!
June 8, 2012
Inès de la Fressange was Karl Lagerfeld’s muse in the 1980s. What a great time to be his muse! She was the first model to sign an exclusive contract with an haute couture fashion house – in this case Chanel. The relationship between Karl Lagerfeld and Inès de la Fressange produced a large body of work as she was the face of the company for most of the 80 when Chanel re-emerged in 1983 until 1989. Their relationship simmered down when she decided to lend her likeness to create a bust of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic. Karl Lagerfeld and Inès de la Fressange reunited in the past several years and we even saw Inès de la Fressange walk the runway for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 show.
I’ve compiled some of my favorite videos, photos and ad campaigns featuring the lovely Inès de la Fressange. Enjoy!
French Coco by Chanel Ad
I can’t get enough of these ads – I don’t know the exact year but the print ads are from 1986 to 1988 so I believe the videos are from the same time. I hate to say this but I find the video below, a commercial for the U.S. market to be a bit silly. I much prefer the French ad, it’s much more chic and truer to the brand.
US Coco by Chanel Ad
Someone, please tell me what they are saying… and how amazing is that fashion show in the background?!
Interview with Inès de la Fressange
Click the first image in the gallery to see all of the images full size and in a slideshow.
February 15, 2012
Chanel has released the much-anticipated mini film, “My New Friend Boy,” shot by Karl Lagerfeld during the Boy Chanel ad campaign with Alice Dellal. View it below – you saw it here first!
January 2, 2012
December was a whirlwind and I took a much-needed break to spend time with my family and re-charge my batteries. While I was relaxing and filling my belly with holiday treats Chanel news had the interweb astir. Though some of it is a bit old news, I still found it worthy to include – so here goes – my massive Chanel link list for December 2011…
I love Chanel – but I wouldn’t go this far…would you?
Candice Swanepoel by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar Korea December 2011 – TouchPuppet
Chanel meets Star Wars figures – introducing Coco Vader…GoMoneyWays
Chanails! Pretty Chanel Spring 2012-inspired manicure – moveSlightly
What’s your Chanel beauty horoscope for 2012? Chanel Makeup Confidential
First look at Chanel’s spring makeup ad campaign – chicology
Best dressed kid of the year is Hudson Kroenig – The Covetuer
Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars celebrated her birthday with a Chanel-inspired cake – JustJared
Chanel has hired Dr. Amy Wechsler to make Chanel skincare more relevant to US consumers – Happi
Karl Lagefeld loves the iPad – Digital Luxury
Enter a contest to be Karl Lagerfeld’s assistant when he is Fashion Editor at Metro.
Sandra Bullock and Rooney Mara wore Chanel beauty on the runway at recent premiers…
Karl-Mania has the internet going nuts – Net-A-Porter