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  • May 4th, 2015
    SILHOUETTES FROM THE CRUISE COLLECTION

    SILHOUETTES FROM THE CRUISE COLLECTION

    Cruise 2015/16 Press Kit shot by Karl Lagerfeld

  • April 29th, 2015

    PARIS-SALZBURG CAMPAIGN SHOT BY KARL LAGERFELD

    Photos from the Paris-Salzburg campaign with Cara Delevingne, Pharrell Williams and Hudson Kroenig.
    Collection to be discover in boutiques and on chanel.com in June.

    Posters : Ludwig Hohlwein © Adagp, Paris 2015; Ernst Lübbert - Public domain / Furniture : Bruno Paul © Adagp, Paris 2015 / Lamp : Gerhard Schliepstein - all rights reserved

  • April 24th, 2015
    20TH CENTURY MASTERPIECE

    20TH CENTURY MASTERPIECE

    In 1923 Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles commission Robert Mallet-Stevens to build - on the heights overlooking Hyères - "an infinitely practical and simple house," where everything, according to Charles de Noailles, "follows the same principle: functionality”.
    Mondrian, Laurens, Lipchitz, Brancusi and Giacometti introduce works of art, Jourdain the furniture, and Guévrékian the Cubist garden. In addition to the clear, structured forms and defined contrasts, this resolutely modern avant-garde construction also reflects the rationalism movement. Boasting as many as 15 bedrooms as well as a pool and squash court, the continual addition of extensions up until 1933 transform the site into an edifice measuring some 1800m2 (19,375 square feet) dedicated to a new lifestyle approach where the body and nature, in harmony with the spirit, unite as one.

    Here, in this dream resort with its white walls, a pearl protected by a lush mass of vegetation, with views over the Mediterranean and the Golden Isles, the Noailles play host to Dali, Gide, Breton, Artaud, Poulenc, Lifar, Huxley, and most of the major emerging artists of the day. Following the passing of Marie-Laure in 1970, and its acquisition by the town of Hyères, and successive restorations, the villa today, as an art center and artists’ residency, celebrates the 30th anniversary of its International Festival of Fashion & Photography.

    The anniversary offers the perfect opportunity to revisit the places immortalized by Karl Lagerfeld in 1995 in a series of black and white photographs. "Timelessly modern", "vulnerable like the present instant", the Villa Noailles appears empty, altered by the passing of time and yet still imbued with almost a century's worth of encounters and artistic creations. The image freezes the poetry of the decor, ennobling the traces of time and, moving beyond a reality that can sometimes prove limiting, awakening the imagination.

    Sophie Brauner

    Photos by Karl Lagerfeld

  • April 7th, 2015

    SPRING-SUMMER EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN

    Kristen Stewart is the face of the latest eyewear campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

  • December 29th, 2014

    SPRING-SUMMER 2015 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN SHOT BY KARL LAGERFELD

    Photos from the Spring-Summer campaign with model Gisele Bündchen.
    Collection available in boutiques in March.

  • December 2nd, 2014

    SILHOUETTES FROM THE MÉTIERS D'ART 2014/15 COLLECTION BY KARL LAGERFELD

    Press kit pictures photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

  • November 24th, 2014
    TEASER OF "REINCARNATION", THE NEW SHORT FILM BY KARL LAGERFELD

    TEASER OF "REINCARNATION", THE NEW SHORT FILM BY KARL LAGERFELD

    "Reincarnation" is the title of the video clip created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'Art collection to be shown on December 2nd, 2014 in Salzburg.

    This new short film was the perfect opportunity for Karl Lagerfeld to develop an artistic collaboration with Pharrell Williams, a close friend of the House and personal friend of the designer. In fact, the artist not also composed and wrote the lyrics to "CC The World", the original soundtrack for "Reincarnation", but he also plays one of the lead roles and will be, along with Cara Delevingne, the face of the upcoming campaign of the Paris‑Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'Art collection.

    Karl Lagerfeld directs here the duo Geraldine Chaplin and Pharrell Williams to imagine a new episode from the life of Gabrielle Chanel. Gabrielle Chanel is holidaying in the suburbs of Salzburg in 1954 when she meets at her hotel a young lift-boy whose jacket would later inspire the iconic Chanel jacket.
    "It was time to show the origins of the Chanel jacket, inspired by the one worn by the lift attendant in a hotel near Salzburg in the 1950s (…) "Reincarnation" is the story of a lift attendant’s jacket being reincarnated as a timeless piece of women’s wear," declares Karl Lagerfeld.
    "Reincarnation" is also the evocation of another era, that of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which Karl Lagerfeld brings to life for one night in the heart of the 1950s.

    Karl Lagerfeld adds: "None of this would have been possible without Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Geraldine Chaplin. It’s the perfect cast. Pharrell is a genius and Geraldine at her best in the role of Gabrielle Chanel in the year of her comeback."

    "Reincarnation" will be screened in Salzburg and on chanel.com on December 1st, 2014 the night before the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'Art show.

  • October 8th, 2014

    CRUISE 2014/15 CAMPAIGN SHOT
    BY KARL LAGERFELD

    Photos from the Cruise campaign with models Joan Smalls and Hudson Kroenig.
    Collection available in boutiques in November.

  • September 30th, 2014

    SILHOUETTES FROM THE READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION BY KARL LAGERFELD

    Spring-Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear Press Kit

  • September 12th, 2014
    FALL-WINTER EYEWEAR COLLECTION PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARL LAGERFELD

    FALL-WINTER EYEWEAR COLLECTION PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARL LAGERFELD