In Woody Allen’s latest film, Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett is in the title role. Lucky Magazine reports that the costume designer, Suzy Benzinger, stated: “I called up Karl Lagerfeld and, I have to tell you, I was astounded…I sent a note and in two days he shipped out two custom made jackets for Cate Blanchett with the most beautiful note. And I just thought, ‘Oh my god,’ and he just said ‘For Cate, I’d do anything’”.
I wish Karl would say, “For Gabriella, I do anything.” Sigh. I’m still looking forward to seeing Blue Jasmine though – I love Woody’s leading ladies.
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…
If there’s anyone that’s lived a charmed life, Sofia Coppola is one of them. As the daughter of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola she’s had access to things most of us can only dream of. Case in point? An internship at Chanel. Here’s what she told British Vogue about her experience:
I was 15 or 16 and a friend of my parents worked there and they take a few girls every summer to do an internship,” said Coppola. “It was so exciting to go to Paris in the Eighties at the height of Chanel. I was in the design studio, so I got to see Karl Lagerfeld doing haute couture sketches for the final shows. It was incredible – he is so creative. I was getting coffee and doing intern stuff, but just to be around him was amazing.
How amazing to watch Karl Lagerfeld sketching haute couture! And what a great time to be there!
Image: German Vogue
Chanel hosted the opening to The Little Black Jacket opening night in Beijing and the exhibition is currently on view from June 19th to July 7th at the Workshop. The video below shows highlights from opening night including interviews with Virginie Ledoyen, Yi Zhou, Alicia Vikander, Zhou Xun, Han Huohou and Sun Feifei.
Interviews by Yi Guo.
Track: Gravity’s Rainbow
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Here are the final three videos from Chanel on the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition. The videos feature the artwork that is part of the exhibit, an interview with Chanel’s “nose” Jacques Polge and a recap of the installation to celebrate its closing on June 5th. I’m hoping this exhibit will travel – I would love to see it!
N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – The Artwork Installation
Discover the installation of the artwork for the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo.
N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – Interview with Jacques Polge, Creator of CHANEL Perfumes
Jacques Polge, Creator of CHANEL perfumes, discusses the unique nature of N°5.
N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – Exhibition Finale
Chanel thanks all the visitors that attended the N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, from the 5th of May to the 5th of June 2013.
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.
Back in February I posted about the N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition coming to Paris from May 5 – June 5, 2013. Chanel has just released a video of a short excerpt of an interview with Jean-Louis Froment, the curator of the exhibit. Watch it below…