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October 18, 2013

Chanel Announces New Chanel Nº5 Campaign

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Chanel Nº5 has long been associated with Marilyn Monroe, and now the new Chanel Nº5 campaign inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s infamous quote will begin this fall in print and on television.  Here’s what Chanel had to say…

FROM LEGEND TO TRUTH THE STORY OF A FAMOUS QUOTE…
Once upon a time there was the most desirable woman of the 20th century…
Marilyn Monroe – the icon with a fresh sensuality – was the very essence of femininity. When she adopted CHANEL N°5, did she know what Mademoiselle Chanel had said of the bold fragrance back in 1921 : “I want a woman’s fragrance that smells like a woman” ?
Back then, the legend that this free and passionate woman wore nothing to bed but a few drops of CHANEL N°5 rocked the world. Her candid declaration of love for the quintessential feminine fragrance was there in black and white, in an article published on August 7, 1952 that accompanied her first cover of Life Magazine: “Marilyn, what do you wear to bed? So I said I only wear CHANEL N°5.”
Today, that legend has become a reality. While perusing the archives on the star, the House of CHANEL discovered an unreleased recording capturing the spontaneous ambassadress’ original words.
Flashback on the soundtrack : in 1960, Georges Belmont, editor-in-chief of Marie-Claire magazine *, interviewed the star of the film “Let’s Make Love” by Georges Cukor. On the spur of the moment, Marilyn confirmed the sincerity of her love for N°5: “You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: ‘What do you wear to bed? A pyjama top? The bottoms of the pyjamas? A nightgown?’ So I said, ‘CHANEL N°5’, because it’s the truth… And yet, I don’t want to say ‘nude’. But it’s the truth !”
Vibrant, innocent and free, her voice is part of the universal collective unconscious. A stirring testimony. The height of seduction. The height of emotion.
With this declaration, and the photo by Ed Feingersh ** showing her with a bottle of N°5 nestled in her décolleté, she definitively established N°5 as the fragrance of timeless femininity…

* © Marie Claire 1960 ** © Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 9:35 pm

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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April 12, 2013

Video: N°5 CULTURE CHANEL – Jean-Louis Froment

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…

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September 6, 2012

Chanel Video: Le Baudruchage – CHANEL N°5

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Luxury is in all of the details…

Baudruchage, the final touch to an exquisite creation. In this meticulous procedure, a delicate seal, the “baudruche,” is placed around the neck of the bottle’s stopper. It is held in place with two rows of cotton thread and secured with a wax stamp bearing the double C. Only a handful of artisans, working within the CHANEL studio, know how to perform this precise art.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Fragrance — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 6:43 pm

March 2, 2011

Colette and Chanel Pop Up Shop Photos

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Chanel x Colette Packaging - Illustration by Karl Lagerfeld

I wish I were in Paris pretty much every day of the year, but I especially want to be there this week!  From now through the 10th, Colette and Chanel have teamed up to provide one of the coolest shopping experiences ever.  Fortunately, Susie Bubble of Style Bubble checked out the shop and took some nice photos so I will be living vicariously through her… sigh.  All images are from StyleBubble.com – Merci!

I want everything pictured below.  I’m so sad I’m not there.  For more descriptions of all the prettiness and to hear about it from someone who’s actually seen it, please visit Style Bubble!  Oh, and the last image is of a new Coco tee by Dear Dana that Colette recently added to their webstore – I like it but it’s a $100 t-shirt.  I’d rather put that money toward the Coco doll!!  If anyone knows if that doll is for sale, and if so for how much and how to get one please let me know!!

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Chanel Mademoiselle Bag in Colette Blue with 1000% Bearbricks

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Coco Chanel Dolls dressed in Colette blue

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Chanel clothing with Kevin Lyons illustration

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Chanel No5 pins by Yazbukey

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Headband with veil and colette blue dots by Maison Michel which is owned by Chanel

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Kevin Lyons customizing Chanel bags

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Karl Lagerfled pin by Yazbukey

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Camellia cream puffs? Yes, please!

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Coco Tee by Dear Dana

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