March 2nd, 2017
As the capital of fashion, the City of Paris is opening a new gallery to house the permanent collections at Palais Galliera. Exhibition rooms are to be created in the Palais's basement area, with the support of the City of Paris and the exclusive sponsorship of Chanel. These new spaces will be devoted to the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present day, and the museum's permanent collections, which comprise some 200,000 garments, accessories and documents.
The new gallery is slated to open late 2019 and will be named Salles Gabrielle Chanel, The Gabrielle Chanel Rooms.
"I would like to thank the House of Chanel for its valued support of the Palais Galliera. Thanks to this prestigious sponsorship, our capital will soon have the first permanent fashion museum in France. The City of Paris is proud to be able to open this exceptional space to Parisians and visitors from all over the world," says Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris.
"The House of Chanel is delighted to promote Paris (...) and in particular to support the Palais Galliera by making its exceptional collections accessible to all in new, permanent spaces (...) This initiative represents a lasting commitment to creation and to the strength of Paris, which are at the heart of Chanel’s business. Supporting an institution like the Palais Galliera is part of our mission to bring fashion history to life," says Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Fashion.
"Thanks to the valuable support of the House of Chanel, the history of fashion, the excellency of French Haute Couture, the savoir-faire and creativity will now have a prestigious place in these new rooms that Palais Galliera will proudly inaugurate in 2019," says Olivier Saillard, Director of Palais Galliera.
© Didier Messina
November 24th, 2016
As its ambassador and spokesperson, Caroline de Maigret is a close friend of Chanel. Producer, author, photographer, and model, her singular style and personality caught the eye of Karl Lagerfeld, who first had her model for Chanel at the Opéra Bastille in 1998.
The dedicated lifestyle website she set up with the House, "CdMdiary by Caroline de Maigret", is a natural extension of this partnership.
For its launch, Chanel’s ambassador presented her wardrobe essentials through a series of workshop, in the boutique at 51, Avenue Montaigne in Paris.
"CdMdiary by Caroline de Maigret" : www.cdmdiary.com
© Anne Combaz
November 16th, 2016
Sam McKnight is a longstanding partner and friend of the Maison Chanel. The star hair stylist has created coiffures for many of Karl Lagerfeld's catwalk shows and campaigns.
The exhibition looks back at his career working with leading designers. It includes a special exhibit showcasing his styles for Chanel, featuring nine models wearing pieces selected from the Haute Couture and Ready‑to‑Wear collections, with hairstyles recreated by Sam McKnight himself.
2 November 2016 - 12 March 2017
Embankment Galleries, Somerset House
The Strand, London
© Somerset House 2016 - Peter Macdiarmid
July 18th, 2016
For the premiere of Woody Allen's movie, the actress wore a dress of the Fall‑Winter 2016/17 Ready‑to‑Wear collection.
May 23rd, 2016
Last night, jury members climbed the steps of the Palais des festivals for the 2016 award ceremony. The french actress Vanessa Paradis wore a Chanel Haute Couture dress.
© Tristan Fewings / Getty Images
May 23rd, 2016
For the award ceremony of the 69th Cannes film festival, the french actress wore a dress from the Spring‑Summer 2016 Haute Couture collection.
© Pascal le Segretain / Getty Images
May 22nd, 2016Par Anne Combaz
The american actress wore a dress from the Fall‑Winter 2016/17 Ready‑to‑Wear collection.
© Anne Combaz
May 21st, 2016
The young actress wore a lace dress from the Fall‑Winter 2016/17 Ready‑to‑Wear collection to the presentation of Nicolas Winding Refn's film, "The Neon Demon".
© Luca Teuchmann / Getty Images
May 20th, 2016
Last night the 2016 amfAR Gala took place at the Hôtel du Cap‑Eden‑Roc.
Actresses Vanessa Paradis, Ellie Bamber and Juliette Binoche and model Soo Joo Park wore Chanel.
© Getty Images
May 20th, 2016
Two years on from "Sils Maria", Olivier Assayas has been working with the American actress in Paris on his new film "Personal Shopper". The Maison Chanel has provided the director with ongoing support by backing this latest project.
In addition to this involvement, some scenes has been shot in the rue Cambon premises. "I am a stickler for real-life settings in my films. There are only a handful of scenes in Personal Shopper that set a tone carried through the whole movie. To be able to film in Chanel's historic locations plus use Chanel clothing and accessories were crucial parts of making the film and her character credible," explains the director.