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The Cannes Film festival shows the movies we can’t stop talking about, and celebrates the stars who outshine even themselves year after year (see: Nicole Kidman and Paz Vega, for a start). Today, it was refreshing to see a group of girls, nascent in their Hollywood lives, take to a red carpet like seasoned pros.
Does this mean Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 ads are actually working? The house has just announced their newest offering: a bottle of the perfume in “its rarest, most collectible form,” that will set you back a cool $4,200. And feel free to spritz liberally with this one, since 30-ounces is a whole lotta scent to go around.
Chanel’s cruise collection touched down today at a former nutmeg plantation in Singapore. It was a far cry from the over-the-top productions of seasons past — like, for instance, that time the house dropped a colossal globe in the center of the Grand Palais, or that time they staged a show in a castle — but the collection itself was quintessentially Karl. And clearly others were banking on that, too, since guests like Dakota Fanning barely had time to scrub off their Met Gala makeup before hopping off the 18-hour flight to get there in time.
Have 15 minutes to be whisked away to Deauville, France circa 1913? Karl Lagerfeld‘s short film starring Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel has just dropped, and we have every dreamy minute of it right here. Sure, some of the “actors” the house tapped aren’t exactly going to be up for an Oscar anytime soon, but who needs a statuette when you’ve got clothes like these?
If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, perhaps Chanel’s cute new short film with Keira Knightley will cheer you up. The actress plays Coco Chanel in the brand’s latest Karl Lagerfeld-directed short film, and we’ve got a preview right here.
Ain’t no party like a Chanel party, and that’s a fact. Last night, the brand hosted an Artists Dinner during the Tribeca Film Festival, drawing scenesters, models, and media types alike. Here’s a look at what everyone wore.
Part of the fun when it comes to buying beauty products is chatting up the sales associates for recommendations and free samples. Well, Chanel is changing that by installing a mascara vending machine inside Selfridges in London. We repeat: a mascara vending machine.
In today’s news-we-could’ve-guessed, Diane Kruger has been named the new face of Chanel skincare.
Chanel likes to tout itself as the kind of brand that spans the generational divide; that a 20-year-old can pair with motorcycle boots and a dash of insouciance while her 70-year-old grandmother dons head-to-toe and tops off with a fresh set of pearls. And while this kind of thing usually reverberates as PR speak, in the case of Chanel, it couldn’t be more true. Case in point: the motley assortment of women at last night’s dinner party in Milan celebrating “The Little Black Jacket”, Karl Lagerfeld’s photography book and exhibition.
As much as we looove Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld has designed some seriously over-the-top things for the house. We’ve lost count of all the zany bits he’s created. In honor of today’s faux holiday, take our test below to see if you can tell the difference between legit Chanel, and laughable Photoshop. It’s not a trick, there’s definitely an authentic product in each slide. We promise.
Despite the brand’s origins in France, the “Chanel Culture” exhibition actually debuted in Moscow, Russia in 2008. We found out where it’s heading next.
Long before Chanel had enough boutiques to light up the whole wide world with its interlocking C’s, Coco Chanel opened her very first storefront in the coastal town of Deauville, France. This year marks the 100th anniversary of that fateful beginning, and WWD reports that Karl Lagerfeld will be directing a short movie starring Keira Knightley as Coco herself to fête the occasion.
According to the gospel of Karl Lagerfeld, the three wardrobe staples that will never go out of style are “jeans, a white shirt, and a Chanel jacket.” The third was already the subject of a coffee table book and a touring international exhibition in 2012 called “The Little Black Jacket,” and now the house has released a short film chronicling its rise to popularity and its many incarnations as a part of their Inside Chanel series.
The Brits are just the luckiest. Not only do they get Kate Middleton, but they also get cool Chanel flower cart pop-ups for Mother’s Day!
Chanel has officially marked its territory…all the way ’round the whole wide world. As if Karl Lagerfeld would settle for anything less than global domination.
Tilda Swinton has been tapped to front the campaign for Chanel‘s super fancy Métiers d’Art collection, and as usual, we’ve got a sneak peek right here.
Can you guess who it is?
In the third installment of Inside Chanel, the house gives us an overview of the iconic designer’s glittery “Bijoux de Diamants” collection, and induces serious bauble envy in the process.
If yesterday’s Dior haute couture show was a garden party, Chanel‘s today was a trip through an enchanted forest. Except, of course, these definitely weren’t the kind of clothes you’d want to wear to trudge through the mud.
Hot off the rumor mill from yesterday’s WWD CEO Summit are reports that Chanel will stage its next annual Métiers D’Art show in none other than Dallas, Texas.