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January 11, 2011

More Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign Shots

Last week I posted the first images that had surfaced online of the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld and now more images are coming to light.  The complete spring 2011 campaign also includes Stella Tenant in addition to Baptiste Giabiconi and Freja Beha. The new images have the same relaxed, playful mood and garden backdrop – a beautiful canvas to showcase the lovely collection.

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January 4, 2011

Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign

Images of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign (as printed in the Elle UK Feb 2011 issue) have surfaced online and for the first two shots, Karl has gone with his favorite models of the moment – Baptiste Giabiconi and Freja Beha.  You may remember, the Spring/Summer 2011 collection was inspired by Last Year at Marienbad and the Grand Palais was transformed into a garden setting from the movie.  The ad campaign seems to be following a similar vein as they are photographed in a serene garden with lush foliage.

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October 4, 2010

Life Imitating Art: Chanel Heist!

Last year, Karl Lagerfeld created Vol de Jour, a short film starring Lara Stone and Baptiste Giabiconi going from Chanel boutique to Chanel boutique, and stealing from each shop. If you haven’t seen the video you can see it here…

Earlier this week, 45 bags were stolen from the Chanel Boutique in Boston on Newbury Street. The bags were valued at an approximate total of $100,000! I wonder if they were inspired by Vol de Jour! Probably not, but it’s interesting how life can imitate art – even when it’s not intentional…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Chanel Media,Karl Lagerfeld — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:26 pm

May 3, 2010

Chanel Cruise Show Jet Setting to St. Tropez

Chanel Cruise Show Jet Setting to St. Tropez

Chanel Cruise Show Jet Setting to St. Tropez

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.

Chanel Cruise Show Jet Setting to St. Tropez

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.

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December 3, 2009

Paris-Shanghai: The Trip That Coco Chanel Only Made In Her Dreams

Paris-Shanghai: The Trip That Coco Chanel Only Made In Her Dreams

Today Paris-Shanghai: The Trip That Coco Chanel Only Made In Her Dreams, a short film written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, premiered online.  The film opens in the 1950s with Coco Chanel having tea with the Duchess of Windsor who notices Chanel’s Chinese art collection and then tells Mlle. Chanel about her adventures in Shanghai.  After their brief meeting, Chanel takes a nap and has a series of dreams where she visits Shanghai at different periods in history – the 1960s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s and the Imperial Court period.  I’m thinking that’s a clue to the periods of time that Karl Lagerfeld may have found inspiration for the collection – we’ll find out tomorrow.

The film is interesting because it’s actually filmed in Coco Chanel’s apartment but there were little things that irked me.  Chanel has a french accent when speaking English as a young woman, but no accent as an adult…where did the accent go??  (They had this same issue in the Liftetime movie).  Also, a big pet peeve was that they had Chanel familiar faces like Freja Beha and Baptiste Giacobini play Chinese characters.  Sorry, black winged out eyeliner doesn’t make a person Asian, and is up there with Black Face in my eyes – I’m just sayin’.  I’ll try to ignore the aspects I don’t like for now and channel my energy into being excited about seeing the collection tomorrow – stay tuned!

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July 20, 2009

Chanel Channels “The Wild One”

Models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini channeled Marlon Brando circa The Wild One.

Models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini channeled Marlon Brando circa The Wild One.

In 2007, Chanel released a custom bicycle, complete with quilted side satchels and earlier this year, Chanel created a custom Segway x2. It seems like Uncle Karl fancies wheels and this time he wants to roar, not glide.

Chanel Channels "The Wild One"

Chanel Channels "The Wild One"

Last Friday, Karl was spotted in Paris, in front of the Chanel boutique on Rue Royal, shooting the “Starting Point” press kit for Chanel’s pre-spring collection. Models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini channeled Marlon Brando circa The Wild One. The motorcycle, customized in Toulouse, France, is a similar model that Brando rode in the film. Unlike the bicycle, word on the street is that the motorcycle won’t be for sale – sorry ladies, no “Easy Riding” for you.



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