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March 12, 2013

Alice Dellal is the Face of Chanel Boy Bags Again

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Alice Dellal made her Chanel debut in the first Chanel Boy Bag ad campaign last spring and now Chanel has unveiled the second Chanel Boy Bag campaign starring Alice Dellal as the face of Boy Bag again.  The campaign features black and white images of Alice Dellal on horseback  – these photos are reminiscent of an image I’ve seen of Coco Chanel on horseback (with Boy Capel) and were probably inspired by that image (see below).  The campaign was photographed at La ferme de la Chapelle, Fontaine-Chaalis.

For more information on Chanel’s Boy Bag collection visit boy.chanel.com.

alice dellal chanel boy bag spring 2013

alice dellal chanel boy bag spring 2013

alice dellal chanel boy bag spring 2013

coco chanel boy capel

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January 24, 2013

Chanel Savoir Faire: Making of the SS 2013 Haute Couture Collection

Here Chanel shows us the amount of detail and work that goes into one dress – imagine how much work goes into creating the entire collection! Watch the masters of their craft at work…

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture Atmosphere Photos

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Photos courtesy of Chanel

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Haute Couture — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:39 am

CHANEL – Behind the Scenes Backstage – Couture Spring-Summer 2013

Chanel shared a video of the scene backstage at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture presentation at the Grand Palais, Paris.

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January 23, 2013

Chanel – Public Garden – Directed by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s latest film creation is called Public Garden and features items from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection. The short film features Stef Van Der Laan, Lindsey Wixson, Aymeline Valade, Brad Kroenig on the grounds of the Rodin Museum in Paris.

Soundtrack:
Charlie Alex March “Crisp White”

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture Details

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture Details

The Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture collection is so intricate that sometimes it’s hard to see how much detail goes into each piece. I’ve compiled some of my favorite detail shots below. Enjoy!

Images: Style.com

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture VIPs

As always, the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture show invited a who’s who of the cultural icons. Guests included Theopholis London, Rita Ora, Grimes and Yukimi Nagano as well as Chanel muses Diane Kruger, Anna Mouglalis, Inés de la Fressange, Ana Giradot, and Clemence Poesy. See more of the red carpet below…

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection Review

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection

“Everything has to be top of refinement, if not couture has no reason to exist…I like the idea of craziness with discipline.”

- Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection

Yesterday, the Grand Palais in Paris was transformed into a magical forest that Karl Lagerfeld saw in his dreams and sketched.   His creation of a “romantic catwalk” that eschewed the rigidity of walking in a straight line was the perfect setting for Chanel’s etheral spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection.

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection

The emphasis of the collection was on framing the shoulder.  Lagerfeld created volume around the shoulders, and by doing so highlighted the neck, collar bones and shoulders of the models.  The collection was cast in a palette of white, black, ivory, navy, silver and gold with hints of pastels like lavender, pink and seafoam green.  The fabrics were all custom and floral gowns that looked like prints were in fact, embroidered with half-million beads.  Despite the amount of embroidery, the gowns were lightweight and flowed like silk.

One of the highlights of the collection were the boots – no those were not lace pants!  Some boots were constructed only of lace, while others were half lace, half the same fabric of the skirt it was worn with.   I normally don’t love high boots but when they look like leggings, are made by lace and are Chanel, then I love them!  I also loved the zippers in the back which were meant to mimic the look of fully fashioned stockings.

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection

The show ended with a statement – a political one that is.  Couture shows always end with a wedding gown and this time, Karl marched two brides down the runway.  At a time when same-sex marriage is causing a stir in France, Karl Lagerfeld showed his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage.  As if the collection couldn’t have gotten any better, Karl Lagerfeld topped himself by making a beautiful statement about love and humanity. 

Chanel Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection

See the full collection below. Please click the first image to click through the slides.

Images courtesy of Chanel

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection Video

Here is the whimsical, gorgeous Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture collection video – look how the Grand Palais was transformed into what Karl Lagerfeld dubbed a “magical forest.” Perfection!

TRACK LIST:

MAURICE RAVEL / LE LEVER DU JOUR (DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ)
ANDY STOTT / NUMB
MATMOS / YOU (RROSE REMIX)
HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS / ICE AGE (THE SOFT MOON REMIX)

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture: Celebrity Interviews

Celebrities at the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture show on January 22nd, at the Grand Palais, Paris had some great things to say about the show.  Hear the thoughts of Clemence Poesy, Diane Kruger, Rita Ora, Grimes, Ana Giradot, Yukimi Nagano and Ines de la Fressange below…

Interviews by Joann Furniss

Soundtrack:
Charles Münch, Orchestre de Paris: Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2: I. Lever du jour (Maurice Ravel)
Courtesy of EMI Music / Universal Music Publishing

Andy Stott: Numb
Courtesy of Modern Love

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