November 24th, 2015
The distinction has been presented to Karl Lagerfeld at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night the 23rd of November at London’s Coliseum, for his contribution to the fashion industry. Natalie Massenet, chairman of the British Fashion Council, commented: "Karl Lagerfeld defines outstanding (...), the master of the exceptional and one of the most iconic figures globally from our industry. (...) He is the ultimate visionary and we celebrate not only the decades already passed but those yet to happen. In Karl's hands the future of fashion will be an exceptional one."
© Anthony Harvey
October 23rd, 2015
The Mademoiselle Privé exhibition extends opening hours until 1st November.
Everyday 10am-10pm except Sunday 10am-8pm
Kings road, London
October 21st, 2015
Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by each celebrity's style and personality to design sixteen Haute Couture outfits presented along with the "Bijoux de Diamants" collection.
A series of portraits of these feminine talents were taken in Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment, her favourite place to read, work, relax, and dream.
© Olivier Saillant
October 14th, 2015
As Frieze Art Fair arrives in town and with less than a week passed since the SS16 Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week, London welcomes an exhibition of grand scale where art and fashion collide. Guests including Julianne Moore and Vanessa Paradis arrived for the inaugural night of Mademoiselle Privé; a multi-sensory experience which celebrates the fine "Bijoux de Diamants" collection designed by Gabrielle Chanel and will allow guests to experience up close the Haute Couture and discover the secrets of Chanel N°5.
Housed in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery on the Kings Road in Chelsea, guests arrived through an enchanting English garden imagined by the Rich brothers. Inside, partygoers explored the series of curated rooms that tell the story of the House; beginning the lobby lined with panels inspired by those from Gabrielle Chanel’s Paris apartment, moving into a reimagining of her first boutique - a hat shop in Deauville - which has been brought to life with digitalized hand-drawn animation. Next, they were transported to her Haute Couture salon on Rue Cambon, with each experience enhanced by a bespoke App created for the exhibition.
At the heart of the exhibition is a series of 20 portraits photographed by Karl Lagerfeld of friends of House such as Lara Stone and Rinko Kikuchi; the players that manned the roulette tables at the AW15 couture show. In the pictures, each subject wears a Haute Couture creation designed especially and breathtaking re-editions of the only fine jewellery collection Gabrielle Chanel designed in 1932. Rita Ora, Geraldine Chaplin and Isabelle Huppert delighted in seeing their portraits; Stella Tennant and Alice Dellal embraced, and admired the dazzling jewels.
Guest excitedly piled into a plush red velvet room to watch Jamie Bochert perform; Karl Lagerfeld watched from the front of the crowd that included Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp. Later, St Vincent played and Lily Allen and Jarvis Cocker DJ’d into the night.
Far from a retrospective – Karl Lagerfeld famously resists looking to the past – Mademoiselle Privé serves as a celebration of the House. Moreover, it presents something new and dynamic, richer than the sum of its parts.
Mademoiselle Privé runs from October 13th until November 1st. Admission is free.
October 13th, 2015
October 13th, 2015
"We felt we wanted, and needed, to say something about what goes on behind the scenes (...) We felt it was a good time for the brand to give away some secrets." Bruno Pavlovsky
© Olivier Saillant
October 11th, 2015
Private adj 1. Not open to the public. Reserved to a few people.
Mademoiselle noun 1. A French civil title or form of address given to a girl or to a non-married woman. 2. Gabrielle Chanel was called Mademoiselle Chanel.
Mademoiselle Privé 1. Sign installed by Gabrielle Chanel on the door of her atelier, 31 rue Cambon. It is in this very same studio, on the 3rd floor of the building, that Karl Lagerfeld creates, since 1983, his collections for Maison Chanel. 2. Name of the exhibition being held in London this autumn, at the Saatchi Gallery.
© Chanel Art, installation created by Karl Lagerfeld, part of the SS2014 Ready-to-Wear show decor
October 2nd, 2015
With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Global Fashion, on Thursday night presented the 2015 ANDAM Fashion Award to Stéphane Ashpool, Founder of Pigalle Paris.
The event marks the debut of a year's worth of mentoring for the laureate, allowing him to confirm his brand on an international scale.
© François Goizé
September 24th, 2015
An enchanted journey through the House’s creativity at the Saatchi Gallery.
More information on Mademoiselleprive.chanel.com
September 21st, 2015
"Korea Now! Design, craft, fashion and graphic design in Korea"
On the occasion of the France‑Korea year inauguration, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs will be showing more than 700 works by artists, craftsmen, designers, fashion and graphic designers, translating the eclectic mix of styles, tastes and contemporary creations of this artistic heritage.
The Chanel Cruise 2015/16 collection was presented in Seoul, center of cultural melting pot and creative effervescence. Two silhouettes of this collection are featured in this exhibition, illustrating the originality of the traditional Korean costume, the “Hanbok”, as a source of inspiration.
This initiative reflects the fact that fashion design is now a major aspect of France‑Korean cultural exchanges.
September 19th, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli