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17 Jan

Kaia Gerber And Karl Lagerfeld Teaming Up To Design A Collection

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Following in the footsteps of Tommy Hilfiger's successful collaboration with "it" model Gigi Hadid, Karl Lagerfeld, patron-saint-to-upcoming supermodels, has tapped Cindy Crawford's 16-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber to design a new line.

Gerber has walked for Chanel twice, even opening her first for the luxury brand, which is a huge achievement given her catwalk debut was last season. WWD reports the duo will be creating a collection of ready-to-wear apparel, jewelry, shoes and sunglasses, set to hit stores in September. The range will reportedly fuse Gerber's laid-back west coast style with Lagerfeld's penchant for "Parisian elegance."

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15 Jan

Lucia Pica’s Chanel Collection Takes a Cue From Naples, Italy

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Naples, Italy, is a crush of crumbling baroque churches, daredevil motorcyclists, yellow- rock cliffs plunging into a turquoise sea, and multihued houses, resplendent beneath the watchful eye of romantic—but menacing—Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that swallowed nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D. It’s also Chanel global creative makeup and color designer Lucia Pica’s hometown, and the inspiration behind the brand’s vibrant spring collection, Neapolis (taken from the metropolis’s original Greek name, meaning “new city”). “I wanted to translate the grandeur of Naples, as well as all of its oppositions—ancient and contemporary, mysterious and energetic—into color and texture,” Pica says from her perch in a picturesque hillside villa, waving a hand toward the city below, which still bears the distinct...
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8 Dec

Karl Lagerfeld Heads Home For Latest Chanel Show

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The Parisian house presented its nautical Pre-Fall collection in Hamburg last night

On its travels around the globe for its Resort and Pre-Fall Métiers d’Art collections, Chanel has presented shows in Texas, Cuba, Salzburg and Dubai – but never in Karl Lagerfeld’s hometown of Hamburg. That all changed last night when the Parisian house staged its Pre-Fall 2018 collection there as a homecoming for the German designer. Here’s what went down at the show.

IT TOOK PLACE IN AN OPERA HOUSE Taking place in the Great Concert Hall of the Elbphilharmonie – a newly built structure in the city – guests took their seats in the multi-tiered space. The models walked around the entire venue before gathering in the pit next to the orchestra...
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7 Dec

Everything To Know From Chanel’s Metiers d’Art Show In Hamburg

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For its latest Metiers d'Art show, Chanel unveiled its Pre-Fall 2018 collection in Hamburg, Germany today. From the stunning venue to the top models and star studded front row, here's everything to know from the fashion house's latest show.

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Taking place at Hamburg's newly-opened Elbphilharmonie concert hall, the Metiers d'Art show transformed a grand orchestra theater into its runway. The building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is one of the German city's largest structures. This also marks the first time Karl Lagerfeld has ever staged a fashion show in his hometown.

Stunning show at an amazing venue with a beautiful concert #chanelinhamburg @voguemexico @chanelofficial @elbphilharmonie #deherzog&meuron
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30 Nov

Chanel Is Launching A Pop-Up Shop in Nordstrom

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Chanel is known for its over-the-top runway sets and now, the fashion house is bringing one of its most intricate of the year to real-life inside Nordstrom.
Just in time for the holiday season, the brand is launching a pop-up shop at Nordstrom Seattle inspired by its Cruise 2017 show, which took place back in May at the Grand Palais in Paris.

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Like the brand's Cruise 2017 collection and runway design, the Chanel x Nordstrom boutique pays homage to ancient Greek architecture. While life-like stone columns were used on the Chanel runway, the pop-up shop instead features metal wire columns done in gold and rose gold, putting a modernized spin on the references to Greece.

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17 Nov

Cheat Sheet: Why Is The World Still Obsessed With ’90s Chanel?

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Under the reign of Lagerfeld, Chanel went stratospheric, peaking in '90s collections which have earned their place in design textbooks for decades to come. We dissect the long-lasting appeal of a house in its prime.

When Karl Lagerfeld became Chanel’s creative director in 1983, he wasn’t walking into a particularly lucrative job. The fashion house was, in his own words, “old hat” —  only Parisian doctors’ wives were wearing Chanel. “Nobody wanted it, it was hopeless,” Lagerfeld affirmed. Nonetheless, he rose to the challenge, and transformed Chanel into the iconic and covetable brand it is today. Under the reign of Lagerfeld, Chanel went stratospheric, peaking in 90s collections which have earned their place in design textbooks for decades to come. Although Lagerfeld...
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15 Nov

Chanel Redefines The Traditional Gentleman’s Club

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Get all the details about Chanel's pop-up space only for the girls.

Chanel knows the importance of creating spaces for groups of people to come together without judgment, and taking heed from from traditional men's social clubs, the fashion house is opening a pop-up space exclusively for women. Entitled the Coco Club, the pop-up, created to celebrate Chanel's new BOY∙FRIEND watch collection, aims to “takes the best from men and makes it even better for women." The space will feature a beauty room to update your look, a photo booth for those classic snapshots, and even a numerologist reader on site to help you find your true magic number (maybe 7 isn't so lucky, after all.) The Coco Club will be open to the public...
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15 Nov

The History Behind Those Coveted Chanel Boots

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Whether adorning supermodels’ ankles or making movie cameos, Gabrielle Chanel’s favoured footwear continues to inspire today

Although Gabrielle Chanel wore her leather mid-calf motorcycle boots for almost any occasion, the esteemed designer never included a pair in her collections. “My ankles swell a little and with these boots, you can’t see a thing! One day we’ll do them for the collection,” she once insisted, though she never fulfilled the promise. Karl Lagerfeld has honoured his predecessor’s shoe of choice on countless occasions, however; one of his latest incarnations – the cap-toed, two-tone glitter extravaganzas that appeared for A/W17 – have already long transcended the catwalk, working their way onto every influencer’s feet, and into Instagram feeds and fantasies. Not just an it-shoe, the...
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13 Nov

Welcome To The Coco Club

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Leaning in to the old adage that time is the greatest luxury, Chanel has created the Coco Club—a new space in New York for fans to unwind and pamper themselves, and to promote its new Boy∙Friend watch collection.
This Sunday, the luxury brand will be taking over the SoHo location of The Wing (a women-only work and social space) redesigning the already bright and feminine rooms in the French house’s traditional minimalist aesthetic. Luxe cream and black furniture adorned with the label’s interlocking “CC” logo are juxtaposed with vintage picture frames and trinkets, as well as the neon pink photo booths where guests will have their portraits taken for their club “passports.”

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27 Oct

Pharrell’s Sneakers For Chanel Are a Go

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The famed Colette won't be open for much longer, but it will certainly be going out with a bang. Next week the Parisian boutique will be taken over by Chanel, in a new exhibition that will also see an exclusive sneaker designed by Pharrell Williams.
Today it was confirmed that not only is Karl Lagerfeld teaming up with Adidas for an exclusive shoe for the boutique, but that he has also tapped the musician to help with the design. Called the Adidas Hu NMD, the shoe is the first time that Williams, a longtime ambassador for Chanel, will design an item for the luxury label.

adidas Originals x Pharrell x CHANEL NMD HUMAN RACE Coming soon #MafiaSZN
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