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Forget pesky mother nature, the Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show slated for tonight in Dallas must go on and is in the final hours of preparation as we write. While the worst of the weather seems to have passed the Lone Star state, if any of the editors who received the ‘golden ticket‘ find themselves with a flight delay and time to kill, they should take the Telegraph’s suggestion and pay a visit to Coco Chanel’s bedroom in the Texan city.
Elle‘s new “Inside Chanel” video series is everything Coco Avant Chanel wasn’t: highly informative, fast-paced and totally in English.
Coco didn’t even let Pablo Picasso paint her portrait when he wanted to.
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 history of Chanel is one for the books — and the web.
Someone really loves Chanel.
Do you know which pair of designers have a vacation home with an 18k gold guest room? How about who boards a $60 million yacht when he needs to take a break his ten other homes around the world? Or whose NYC townhouse used to house twelve separate apartments? Find out all this and more in our ultimate guide to the over-the-top real estate of our favorite fashion designers…the only thing that remains to be asked now is “When can we move in?”
Chanel‘s Little Black Jacket exhibit was only in New York for a short week, and it’s currently halfway around the world in Taipei. But don’t sweat it if you missed the photo exhibit because you can pre-order a copy of the Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld-styled tome here. However, we’re fans of instant gratification here at Styleite, so with the help of our friends at Chanel, we’ve curated an LBJ exhibit of our own.
It must be so hard to be Karl Lagerfeld, constantly living in Coco Chanel’s shadow, constantly being compared, judged, and critiqued based on the image of a woman who died forty years ago. It’s like no one gives him any credit! Which is why it’s so nice to see him stick up for himself and finally speak up, as he did in this preview clip for an upcoming episode of Fashion: Backstage Pass.
Since CATWALK JUSTICE devoted last week’s entire column to the Louboutin v. YSL case, there’s quite a bit of fashion law news to catch up on. Much of it, however, seems oddly familiar. There seem to be three lessons to take from this week’s events: 1) fashion law history is doomed to repeat itself; 2) where you can’t sue to get what you want, at least try going the contract route (even if it’s likely to fail, you may get publicity for a ridiculous offer); 3) and models (or in some cases, their parents) are a lot tougher than they look — at least, in the courtroom.
This was the week we saw Karl Lagerfeld without his signature shades. Frightening! This week was also Shark Week. A whole lot of crimes of fashion were committed — and we’re not just talking about Kate and Prince William‘s matching outfits. Plus, a 10-year-old model ignited a firestorm of industry controversy.
We’ve always suspected Coco Chanel was a badass. In fact, the rumors of her badassery have been around for quite some time. However, now this badassness may be confirmed!
We tend to give the people we admire most the benefit of the doubt. But what good is that practice when the person we’re busy admiring is the one who created that doubt to begin with? That’s the question confronted in Justine Picardie‘s new biography Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life. As it turns out, Madamoiselle lied. A lot.
We (well, I) don’t speak a word of French, but this 1959 Coco Chanel interview (what is supposedly her first on television) is still totally and utterly fascinating.
Why is Chanel No. 5 still one of the world’s most important fragrances? Apparently, it’s a Jersey thing. A new book entitled The Secret History of Chanel No. 5 claims that while World War II raged across Europe, production of the famous scent had no choice but to move from Grasse, France to Hoboken, New Jersey.
On the anniversary of American history’s finest milestone, we can’t help but remind ourselves of a privilege — context depending, of course — we often take for granted: freedom. While we sip our Diet Cokes, listen to our Last.fm players, and write fashion-related pieces for this very site, we are walking the beaten path of fashion’s history of freedom.
You’d have to be sleeping under a rock not to notice the number of Coco Chanel biopics that have debuted recently. But we’re super excited about later today when we get to see Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, about the love affair of, well, Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky.