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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.

Terrifying.
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Terrifying. / CHANEL

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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31 Mar

Look Back at the Story Behind the House of Chanel

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Chanel has launched the 19th Chapter of the history of the French house, “Inside Chanel” on their website. Take a look at the video above for a preview of the new chapter, named “Time of Chanel”.

Learn about the life of Gabrielle Chanel (or Coco Chanel) through a series of graphic videos at “Inside Chanel”. The website features everything from Chanel’s No. 5 perfume, Bleu de Chanel, the infamous little black jacket and much more.

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Image courtesy of Chanel

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21 Mar

Meet The New Chanel Bag Collection To Covet: Gabrielle

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Gabrielle Chanel became known for making clothing and accessories that epitomized the modern day woman, as they were not only elegant, but also functional. Over the past 30 years Karl Lagerfeld has continued to recreate pieces that achieve this quality, and the launch of Chanel's 'Gabrielle' bag collection does exactly this.
Marking the brand's first major bag collection since 'The Boy' in 2011, the collection was introduced during the Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear runway show, and is modeled after the binocular cases men used to wear over the shoulder at the racecourse.

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Courtesy Chanel
The handbag comes in a classic hobo version, that is also available as a backpack, large shopper and more whimsical purse. The adjustable strap similarly lets you...
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14 Mar

Our New Favourite Lip Gloss, Courtesy of Chanel

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Rouge Coco Gloss, Chanel Moisturising glossimer, Rose Pulpe, Amuse Bouche  Many a teenage memory includes the presence of a sticky, shiny lip gloss; at my school, Lip Smackers were the brand of choice (unless you lucked out and someone bought you a Juicy Tube for your birthday). It had to be reapplied almost constantly throughout the day because its effect only lasted about 15 minutes, but that was a good thing considering that your hair would repeatedly get stuck in its tacky sheen – and also because applying lip gloss on the backseat of the bus, or during an R.E. lesson, felt like the epitome of fabulous womanhood. Now, Chanel is reprising the glossy allure of such a product while swerving its irritating side-effects with Rouge...
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8 Mar

The Details You May Have Missed From The Chanel Show

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Still think “Paris is no longer Paris”, President Trump? Meet Launchpad No5, the intergalactic-themed set for Chanel’s latest mission: autumn/winter 2017. On the day that Trump signed an executive order blocking citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the visual potency of Chanel’s glittering paean to interstellar travel was hard to ignore. Ground Control to Major Donald: when it comes to demonstrations of Parisian savoir-faire, Chanel will not be beaten. Here are nine instant take-aways from Chanel’s autumn/winter 2017 show.

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The Intergalactic Boots   Sparkly celestial knee-high boots are the only way to dress your legs next winter. Saint Laurent sent them out in slouchy iterations last week; Chanel’s intergalactic version were more ladylike, sporting...
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