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6 Jul

So This Is How Chanel Does Unicorn Makeup

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Whatever your thoughts are about unicorn beauty—that is, all things rainbow, glittery, horned, and even loosely inspired by the mythical equine creature–at this point, it's pretty hard to deny that it's a Thing. But maybe you're still thinking it's reserved for the weird and wacky corners of the internet, and not, say, the Grand Palais in Paris, where Chanel just wrapped its Fall 2017 haute couture show. The opulent presentation courtesy of King Karl featured three front row celebrities with platinum buzzcuts (Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart), a scale replica of the Eiffel Tower—and bright, whimsical, multicolored eye makeup that was unmistakable #unicorngoals on every single model.

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5 Jul

6 Things To Know From Chanel’s Fall 2017 Couture Show

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Today, Chanel took over Paris' Grand Palais for its Fall 2017 couture show. From the Parisian-inspired set to Karl Lagerfeld receiving a very special honor, here's everything to know from the show.

1) The set was inspired by the iconic fashion house's home-base: Paris. Models walked underneath a giant Eiffel Tower replica that was created to overarch the runway.

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2) The front row was especially star-studded this season. Attendees included Pharrell Williams, Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, Katy Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rowan Blanchard, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart and more.

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5 Jul

Kristen Stewart Just Wore The Tube Capri Jumpsuit Of Your Dreams

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Kristen Stewart can always pull off outfits that many of us couldn't—and the sequinned ensemble she wore to the Chanel couture show is no different.
The actor turned up to see the new collection in Paris wearing a strapless jumpsuit that was covered in sequins, and ended just below the knee. The takeaway? Tube tops and capri pants are back in style, like it's the nineties.

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Stewart kept her accessorizing to a minimum in order to let the sequinned tube jumpsuit take center stage, teaming it with a pair of black pointed court shoes and circular shades. Her buzzcut featured platinum frosted tips and her make-up was, as usual, pared back.

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2 Jun

Chanel Launches a Playful New Timepiece That Has Wait List Written All Over It

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It’s a race against time! When it comes to limited edition accessories, we’ve always loved the thrill of the chase—and Chanel’s latest must-have has us lacing up our Stan Smiths, tout suite. Launching this June, the French luxury house’s limited edition (only 555 pieces are available) Mademoiselle J12 timepiece features a whimsical illustration of Mademoiselle Chanel printed on a sapphire glass plate. Dressed in an iconic black and white Chanel suit, matching hat and spectator pumps, Coco Chanel stylishly keeps time—the watch’s hands are cleverly designed as her arms. Available in black and white high-tech ceramic and steel, this tricked-out timepiece is also water-resistant (up to 200 metres) so It girls and collectors alike can make a splash at the pool or beach...
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19 May

Seven Ways to Style a Shirt, Inspired by 90s Ad Campaigns

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When asked which garment she would have liked to have been responsible for creating during a rare interview in 2012, Rei Kawakubo declared, “I would have liked to invent the plain white shirt.” And it makes perfect sense that the Comme des Garçons founder champion this seemingly humble item of clothing, for despite outward appearances, the simple button-up holds infinite sartorial possibility. Much like Kawakubo herself, the white shirt is a fashion icon, but doesn’t think of itself as such. It’s a democratic garment, taking on new meaning through the way it is worn. It is both anti-fashion and high fashion, perennially chic. So if you don’t already own one, it’s about time you go out and buy it – whether...
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8 May

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants at Chanel Cruise

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“With the political situation in France I thought it was good to remind people that the Ancient Greeks invented democracy,” Karl Lagerfeld said following the showing of his Cruise collection in Paris, which took place the very evening of the final debate between presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron and just five days before the election. Then, as is so often the case when he says something he believes may be either contentious or over-analytical: “I say that for fun, but it’s true.” Entitled The Modernity of Antiquity, this was a light and light-hearted collection, where the unparalleled talents of all involved – from the petites mains responsible for what looked like tweeds but were in fact embroideries made...
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28 Apr

Go Behind the Scenes With Pharrell Williams For Chanel’s Exclusive New Gabrielle Video

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Pharrell may be on diaper duty these days (the multi-hyphenate talent and his wife Helen Lasichanh are the proud new parents of triplets) but he’s also making history at Chanel.

As the first man to star in a bag campaign for the French luxury brand, Williams brings his cooler-than-cool personality in the final Gabrielle video. The previous three films starred Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne and Caroline de Maigret.

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In this film, directed by Antoine Carlier (the French creator of pop videos and music documentaries), Williams discovers an empty concert hall that becomes a playground for the singer. He opens up about his experience on set in an exclusive “making of” video....
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25 Apr

See Pharrell’s New Chanel Gabrielle Bag Campaign

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Pharrell made big news in March when he was announced as the first man to model a Chanel bag in a campaign. Back in December, he walked the runway for the brand's Métiers d'Art show in Paris. Now, he's the star of a campaign film featuring the new Chanel Gabrielle bag.
In a short film released today, the musician approaches an empty concert hall and turns it into his playground. During one especially tense moment, he walks a very unsafe-looking beam hanging in mid-air and almost–ALMOST–drops his Chanel bag.

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See what happens next in the full film, below:

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5 Apr

What Is It With “Gabrielles”?

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It shouldn’t surprise you to know that Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was born to a fashion family. But, with a mother who worked as a laundrywoman and a father who sold undergarments as a street merchant, Chanel’s upbringing was probably not the privileged, pearl-lined one you imagined. After being sent to an orphanage at the age of 12, Chanel worked as a struggling singer in a cafe (where she picked up the name “Coco,” after a song she sang), before meeting a series of men with whom she’d become romantically involved with, whose wealth and connections she’d eventually use to build her own empire. Before her, there were no female ready-to-wear designers. After her, there have been thousands. Chanel’s background undoubtedly...
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4 Apr

Chanel’s New Gabrielle Bag Can Be Worn 7 Different Ways

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A woman's purse should be able to hold her whole life—usually some combination of phone, keys, wallet, charger, snacks, more comfortable shoes, receipts, lip balm, a computer, hand lotion, more snacks. Perhaps intuiting this, Chanel's newest bag, the Gabrielle (on sale today), is big enough to fit all these things and can adapt to be worn seven different ways, even as a fanny pack.

Stylist and tastemaker Kate Foley demonstrates all seven iterations in one packed day in NYC, in a new video for Bergdorf Goodman (where you can, of course, purchase the Gabrielle). Below, see Foley model the Gabrielle seven different ways and watch the video at the end.

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