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  • July 23rd, 2014

    "SECOND FLOOR"
    BY SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON

    Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographic exhibition of the private apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel, "Second Floor", will open at Saatchi Gallery in London on Friday September 12th 2014 until Monday September 22nd. The series of 45 photographs captures the private rooms of Mademoiselle Chanel at 31 rue Cambon in Paris.
    "Shooting at Coco Chanel’s apartment was an unexpectedly absorbing experience," says Taylor‑Johnson. "The essence of Chanel is firmly rooted there in all of her possessions and I truly believe that her spirit and soul still inhabit the second floor."

    Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ King's Road
    London, SW3 4RY
    Free admission

  • December 9th, 2013
    Par Anne Combaz

    COURCHEVEL EPHEMERAL BOUTIQUE
    OPENING DECEMBER 14TH

    For the fourth year running, Chanel is opening its 200m2 ephemeral boutique in Courchevel. For the occasion, Karl Lagerfeld decorated 36 of the 72 Jardin Alpin cable cars with his sketches. Symbols, iconic elements, silhouettes from collections, portraits of Mademoiselle Chanel as well as self-portraits of the designer himself will customize the cable cars this winter.

    From December 14th 2013 until April 2014
    11.30am-1.30pm / 3pm‐8pm
    Esplanade "LE TREMPLIN"
    Courchevel 1850

    Photo by Anne Combaz

  • December 6th, 2013

    KARL LAGERFELD FOLLOWING
    COCO CHANEL'S FOOTSTEPS TO DALLAS

    The invitation sketched by Karl Lagerfeld reads, "Coco Chanel back in Dallas". The fashion show for the 2013/14 Métiers d'Art collection titled "Paris-Dallas" will take place on the 10th of December 2013 at Dallas Fair Park, a historical venue with art-deco architecture that is located in the heart of the Texan city. This event is the occasion to celebrate the strong bond that linked the French designer to the United States. "I admire and love America. It's where I made my fortune. For many Americans (…), I am France" stated Gabrielle Chanel, cited by Paul Morand in his book, The Allure of Chanel.
    The climax of this mutual passion dates back to 1957, when Coco Chanel – accompanied by a delegation of 125 people from France – landed on October 14th at the Dallas airport. Stanley Marcus, co-founder of the Neiman Marcus store, awarded her with the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion, the "Oscar of Fashion". That year, the designer of rue Cambon is the only winner among the 300 fashion designers invited, an indication of the importance she holds in the hearts of Americans. During her twelve-day Texan journey, Gabrielle Chanel dazzles the crowd to the point that Time Magazine reports the event by titling it "Dallas in Wonderland".
    Fifty-six years later, Karl Lagerfeld returns to Dallas and retraces this journey that sealed the French-American love story of the designer with the people seduced by the modernity of her creations.

    Discover behind the scene features of the fashion show on December 10th, from 9pm Dallas time, on Chanel News.

    1- The designer at Neiman Marcus in the cabine with multiple mirrors, as a nod to the mythical staircase of rue Cambon
    2- Stanley Marcus and his wife Billie surround Gabrielle Chanel at a party organized at their ranch, before the awarding the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion.
    3- Gabrielle Chanel, radiant, bids farewell to Stanley Marcus before returning to France. A historical detail, it was the first time that the Dallas airport welcomed an airplane from abroad.

    ©DeGolyer Library, SMU, Marcus Papers

  • November 28th, 2013

    NUMÉROS PRIVÉS IN MOSCOW

    On November 27th, Chanel celebrated Numéros Privés at the historic Chertkov Mansion in Moscow. Guests wandered through an installation featuring Chanel’s iconic codes.

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

  • November 12th, 2013
    Par Kenneth Goh

    BLACK MAGIC
    BY KENNETH GOH

    A little more Chanel stardust has descended on Singapore - just 6 months after Karl Lagerfeld showed Chanel's Cruise collection 2013 at Loewen Cluster earlier this year.

    This time round, the magical star dust came in the form of Chanel's classic jacket - black, beautiful and breath-taking. The Little Black Jacket, a photographic book on Chanel's classic revisited by the power duo of Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, was turned into a photographic exhibition at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, opening on the 8th November 2013.

    The museum is one of the most architecturally unique buildings in Singapore. Designed by Moshe Safdie, the architecture is said to be in the form of a lotus flower, with each of its ten "petals" holding various gallery spaces within the Museum. It is also the world's first ArtScience museum. A cavernous space, with over 21 galleries totalling 50 000 square feet, the ArtScience museum sits on the waterfront of the prestigious Marina Bay Sands, right in the heart of the city.

    Following on from major cities like Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Beijing and Shanghai, Singapore's exhibition (which runs through till the 1st January 2014) presents a whole new feel to the images, underscoring Chanel's values of creativity and modernity. Pictures have been blown up in sizes unseen before and manipulated in ways that blend colour, texture and a clever play of shadow and light in powerful combinations.

    Housed deep beneath the ArtScience Museum, at the very root and heart of Singapore's new iconic monument, 3 enormous exhibition halls were turned into one cavernous space to house all 129 celebrities that Karl Lagerfeld shot for the latest edition of The Little Black Jacket (published July 2013). 22 new celebrities were shot for the second edition of the book, to add to the 107 celebrities he initially photographed for the first edition, published in September, 2012.

    Karl Lagerfeld's photographs illustrate the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel jacket. With celebrities as diverse as the laughing Sarah Jessica Parker, with her jacket turned into a flamboyant "crown", to the wimple created for Supermodel Freja Beja Erichsen, Karl Lagerfeld's creative direction made every picture arresting and idiosyncratic, with each celebrity adapting the garment to reflect their own inimitable style.

    One of the most interesting exhibits includes a short movie of Yoko Ono, moving to the beat of her own drum and creating a rhythm that only someone as free-spirited and eccentric can do.

    The exhibition in Singapore has the addition of 22 new celebrities captured on silk screen, on a wall of it's own. Not all were dressed in black, with arch angel Keira Knightley, ravishing as a couture angel, looking celestial in her white jacket and couture gown, as if descending upon the crowd from the heavens. China's Supermodel Sun Fei Fei went all Oriental as a dowager in an extravagant head dress festooned with Chanel camellias, a dragon embroidered qi pao and some dangerous metallic nails in a homage to the Middle Kingdom. Super blogger, Han Huo Huo, did his own rendition, dark and mysterious with just a smudge of kohl around the eyes for melancholy. A separate room has 4 enormous fire engraved glass portraits, one in each colour of the element. Keira Knightly in heavenly white. Sun Fei Fei in brilliant gold (Yellow being the colour of kings in ancient China), Chinese actress Zhou Xun in majestic red (the traditional Chinese colour to symbolise luck and prosperity) and Han Huo Huo in mysterious blue.

    Fabulous was the night, and fantastic was the exhibition. Add in Future Fashion Fun, and you have The Little Black Jacket all wrapped up in this Lion City.

    Kenneth Goh, Creative Director, Harper's Bazaar Singapore

     

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  • November 9th, 2013

    SINGAPORE, NOVEMBER 8TH
    THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET OPENING

    Interviews by Terence Lee, Editor, NUYOU

    Soundtrack: Depth Affect "Honey Folky"

  • November 9th, 2013

    THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET IN SINGAPORE
    FROM NOVEMBER 9TH 2013 TO JANUARY 1ST 2014

    ArtScience Museum
    Marina Bay Sands
    Singapore
    10am - 7pm
    Free admission

    More information on thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

  • November 8th, 2013

    ALICE DELLAL'S DIARY
    THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET IN SÃO PAULO

    Soundtrack: M.I.A. "Bad Girls"

  • October 31st, 2013

    THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET IN SÃO PAULO
    FROM OCTOBER 31ST TO DECEMBER 1ST

    Parque do Ibirapuera - OCA - Museu da Cidade
    Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral
    Access: gate 3
    São Paulo
    Opening hours: 10am - 7pm daily
    Free admission

    More information on thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com

     

  • October 31st, 2013

    OPENING NIGHT FILM
    THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET IN SÃO PAULO

    Soundtrack: M.I.A "Bucky Done Gun"

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