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October 2, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art Exhibit – Tickets Available Now!

A few months back we gave you a glimpse of the Chanel Mobile Art exhibit in Tokyo, Japan.  The next stop on the trip around the world is stateside in Central Park, New York City, from October 20 – November 9.  If you’re in NYC, or plan to be during that time, this exhibit should be at the top of your “to do” list.  The structure, designed by Zaha Hadid is a work of art in and of itself, and then there are the treasures inside – all inspired by the iconic Chanel quilted purse.  You can see some of the pictures of what to expect inside here.  Tickets are available now and advanced purchase is highly recommended.  You can purchase tickets here.

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August 22, 2008

Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962, Photos by Douglas

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Famed photographer Douglas Kirkland is releasing Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962, a series of photographs he took of Gabrielle Chanel at her Paris atelier across from the Ritz in 1962.  Many of the photos are from Kirkland’s archives and some of the photos have never been seen before.  The photos document Mademoiselle’s work process from interacting with models to working alone, long into the night.  I buy all Chanel books that I can get my hands on and I can’t wait to see never-seen-before photos of the master taken by such a talented photographer such as Douglas Kirkland.  The book releases on Monday, August 25th, but you can pre-order now on Amazon and get free shipping!

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June 10, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art Museum

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A few months back, we told you about Chanel’s Mobile Art Museum, a traveling pavillion made to house art exhibits, and we’re excited to say that last week it touched down in Tokyo, Japan.  The museum houses original works paying homage to the iconic Chanel quilted purse and includes works by:  Blue Noses, Daniel Buren, David Leventhal, Fabrice Hyber, Leandro Erlich, Lee Bul, Loris Cecchini, Michael Lin, Nobuyoshi Araki, Pierre &  Gilles, Sophie Calle, Soju Tao, Stephen Shore, Subodh Gupta, Sylvie Fleury,  Tabaimo, Wim Delvoye, Yang Fudong, Yoko Ono, and Y. Z. Kami.   The most important work of the show however is the actual museum designed by Zaha Hadid.  The museum looks like it’s touched down from outer space and is very curvy, and features a loop design.  It’s the first travelling museum of its kind.  Future stops for the museum include New York, London, Moscow and Paris.  If you are in one of these cities, or are close to one, this is a definite must see!

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Images & Info:  SuperTouch

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chanel mobile art

chanel mobile art

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March 12, 2008

Chanel Carousel & More!

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OMG! Chanel just updated their website with news, pictures, videos and footage about their Mobile Art traveling exhibition, their Custom Carousel and Chanel dresses in movies and at the Oscars. I could go on and on about how amazing it is but you really just need to see this for yourself! Read about it all here.

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February 26, 2008

“dearest constellation, sweetest invitation” by Comenius Roethlisberger


Colette’s newest artist installation in its boutique is a collection called “dearest constellation, sweetest invitation” by Comenius Roethlisberger. The pieces are pretty striking because of the familiarity of the iconic luxury brands portrayed but the amazing thing about these pieces is that they are written using a mix of sugar and cocaine. Is he telling us that the pillars that these brands are built on are as fragile as the sugar & coke cocktail they’re written in? Or perhaps that these brands give the same kind of rush one would get from cocaine or a sugar high? I think it’s safe to say that these pieces have meaning and are commenting on many levels. Here’s what Colette says about the show . . .

Swiss artist Comenius Roethlisberger is frequently said to be provocative through his pieces, doing some extreme choices. His “Dearest constellation, sweetest invitation” installation plays with famous logos of big luxury brands written with a mix of sugar powder and cocaine, all presented in clear polyester resine boxes. Insolence, fantasy, cynicism, his work incriminates imaging, and fashion or advertising shots, letting no one unconcerned.

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The installation is on view at Colette on the first floor from February 25th through March 1st. That’s less than a week, so if you’re in Paris I would def go check this out in person.
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November 11, 2006

Chanel Kubricks SF

Window shopping on Maiden Lane.  I’ll take that one!!

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