April 29th, 2016
As part of the month of French culture in Cuba, Karl Lagerfeld is presenting more than 200 of his photographs in Havana before unveiling his new Cruise collection.
The exhibition entitled "Obra en Proceso / Work in Progress" explores the diversity of photographic motifs, approaches and techniques that define Karl Lagerfeld’s subtle and highly personal interpretation of fashion, architecture and landscape. "Today, photography is part of my life. It completes the circle between my artistic and professional restlessness," explains the creator.
April 28 to May 12, 2016, admission free
Calle O'Reilly, 308
© Karl Lagerfeld
March 21st, 2016
The staging for the Spring‑Summer 2016 Ready‑to‑Wear collection has been transported from Paris to the concept store Pedder on Scotts.
Just like the collection, the installation takes the airline aesthetic from the shop window into the multi-brand space inside.
Pedder on Scotts
Level 2 Scotts square
6 Scotts road
March 7th, 2016
The partnership between Chanel and the team behind the Turkish-French film began on May 20, 2015, in Cannes. The five young actresses and the film's director all wore Chanel to present their work for Directors' Fortnight at the festival. Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven explains, "I really saw Chanel as gilding on the film's journey (…) Every outfit was a complete, revolutionary reinvention of our idea of women's bodies. The most surprising thing is the perfect alliance between the breath of modernity and the Maison Chanel's rich heritage."
The team wore Chanel ceremony gowns, from Los Angeles where the film won the American Film Institute's Audience Award, to Paris, where it won several César including Best Debut Feature, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Original Music, and on to the Oscars, where it represented France in competition for Best Foreign-Language Film.
Deniz Gamze Ergüven continues, "There's something profoundly rebellious about every Chanel clothing. They create a form of seduction, but without undermining the women who wear them. (…) Every time I slipped one on, I experienced a feeling of power. (…) For me, Chanel embodies a soaring vision of beauty and elegance – Coco Chanel's bountiful heritage reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld's absolute visionary genius.”
© Anne Combaz
March 1st, 2016
For the 88th ceremony which took place in Hollywood, the American actress wore a dress inspired by the Spring‑Summer 2016 Haute Couture collection to present the Best Actor Award to Leonardo DiCaprio.
The gown, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, was created especially for her at the rue Cambon ateliers.
© Christopher Polk-Steve Granitz/Getty Images © Anne Combaz
February 28th, 2016
To mark the 88th Academy Awards, Chanel and Charles Finch hosted a dinner for cinema leading figures including Rooney Mara, Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and Brie Larson at the Madeo.
December 11th, 2015
The Courchevel ephemeral boutique will open tomorrow.
Its décor is inspired by Korea that echoes the silhouettes and accessories of the 2015/16 Cruise collection shown in Seoul last May.
The High Jewellery creations will be exhibited in the boutique exclusively between 31st December and 11th January.
From 12th December
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.