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October 3, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 RTW

Here’s Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear. As is customary the interview is full of Karlisms. He may say some things that are out of line sometimes but I love this man. His talents are limitless and yet he is still so humble – he leaves it up to us to determine whether the clothing is chic. Uncle Karl, of course it is!

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Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Video

Yesterday Chanel presented its Spring-Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. Models walked on solar panels as they made their way around wind turbines to the tunes of the Chromatics. I’m working on the collection reviews and formatting images but in the mean time I thought I would start off by sharing some videos Chanel sent over for your viewing pleasure.

First up we have the video of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear runway presentation…

TRACKLIST – CHROMATICS
Tick of the clock
Lady
I want your love
Running up that hill
Kill for love

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July 19, 2012

Chanel Autumn Melody Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

Chanel has released a new campaign and microsite called Autumn Melody and gives us a look at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection. The campaign is shot by Karl Lagerfeld and features models Lindsay Wixson & Edie Campbell. You can see the images below or on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection Autumn Melody website.

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chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

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July 3, 2012

First Look: Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ad Campaign

First Look Chanel Fall-Winter 2012 2013 Ad CampaignWord on the interweb is that photos of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ad Campaign have been leaked.  The images, presumably shot by Karl Lagerfeld, feature models sporting sever bobs amidst a white backdrop and Chanel written across the bottom of the page.  The only way to see if the rumors are true is to wait until the magazines come out.

First Look Chanel Fall-Winter 2012 2013 Ad Campaign

First Look Chanel Fall-Winter 2012 2013 Ad Campaign

Source: GlobalGrind

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Filed under: Chanel Ad Campaigns,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:06 pm

March 24, 2012

View Chanel’s “The Little Black Jacket” Exhibit Online!

chanel the little black jacket exhibit online
For those of us who were not fancy enough to be invited to the opening of Chanel’s “The Little Black Jacket” exhibit or don’t live in Japan (or won’t be visiting any time soon), we can still see the stunning work of Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. All of the photos from The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld are on view on a new Chanel microsite devoted to the exhibit. The site is a bit interactive as hints of photos rotate you click on one to see the full photo.  It will take some time to see all of the photos – I kind of wish there was a way to just scroll through them all but that’s just the rushed person in me who has no time for everything.  By displaying the photos the way they did, I think Chanel intends for you  to peruse and discover as you would in a real gallery.  Enjoy!

http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com/

Check out the teaser below:

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March 11, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection Details

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection Details

Last week Chanel presented its Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection and accessory-wise this was not my favorite show – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest. I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me. That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones). I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love. For now, we’ll have to content ourselves with these…

Images: Style

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Celebrity Interviews – Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear

All of the pretty shiny people came out to see the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show last week and Chanel caught up with Elisa Sednaoui, Joana Preiss and Alicia Keys to hear their thoughts on the collection…

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March 9, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear

“Chanel is about life, dressing women for life.” -Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld echoes the sentiments of Coco Chanel and carries on the tradition of “dressing women for life”. In this video Karl Lagerfeld talks about his inspiration for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show, explains the silhouettes and use of materials, and even drops a hint about the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture inspiration – it may be a bit childlike. Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see!

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Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Collection

“[N]ature makes a good designer, no?” – Karl Lagerfeld, on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear collection inspiration (WWD).

Karl Lagerfeld transported us to a place crystallized in time with larger-than-life stalagmites jutting through the floors of the Grand Palais in Paris and shooting toward the skies.  The purple-grey tones set the mood for the 2012/12 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection.  Lagerfeld’s quip about nature being a good designer is evident from his taking inspiration from nature for many of his previous shows including glaciers, burnt embers of the earth and the sea.

Referring to the crystals, Lagerfeld stated, “[t]hese shapes are millions of years old”, yet somehow they managed to inspire silhouettes and shapes in apparel that were new.  Karl Lagerfeld has played with the skirts over pants look for a few seasons and he continued it again for Fall-Winter 2012/13.  I admit, I am not a fan of this look – I like either pants or skirts – not both at the same time.  That said, by pairing them together we see the flexibility you have to wear either or both and it’s nice to have options.  My favorite items – apparel wise – from this collection are the cropped, ankle-length skinny pants. I’ve been hemming my pants to this length lately and seeing this look on the runway made me feel like Uncle Karl approved.

You all know I love Chanel but I was not a fan of the overall silhouette – simply because I felt like it wasn’t very flattering or pretty.  The rounded shoulders were ok but the belling out at the hips of the coats and the skirts over the pants threw me off with some looks.  It looked like something that would work only on the bodies of super-models, and even on them I didn’t think it was the most flattering.  That said, the artistry, as always was spectacular.  The rich tweeds, the delicate lace, the finishes on the fabrics to give them a metallic sheen and most of all the luxurious feathered pieces were all stunning in their deceptive simplicity.

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear CollectionAccessory-wise this was not my favorite show either – don’t hate me, I’m just being honest.  I found that the cuffs with large crystals sometimes read a little bit New Age-hippy-dippy to me.  That said, there were also spectacular pieces like the collars/chest plates, the sexy line of the shoes, the mesh gloves (and the length of the gloves!) and the handbags (not counting the crushed velvet ones).  I’m sure as more detailed images are released I will find more to love.

All in all, I think this was a successful collection but it’s almost a relief to see a Chanel show and know that I won’t be pining away for every single item in the show.  I’ll need a little breathing room to save for pieces from the next collection (or prior collections!).  View the full collection below…

Images: Style

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:37 pm

March 6, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Runway Show Video

For those of us not lucky enough to score an invite to the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 ready-to-wear runway show, the only option we have is to watch a video of the show in front of our computers. Don’t let it get you down, get dressed up in your finest and pretend you’re sitting front row next to editors, celebrities and It Girls.

Soundtrack
Scanner : Amarant 2
Scanner : Pavillon D’Armide 6
Courtesy of Scanner

Tristesse Contemporaine : I Did’n Know
Tristesse Contemporaine : 51 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Tristesse Contemporaine : In The Wake
Courtesy of Pschent & !PST

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