February 23rd, 2015
The American actress, winner of the Best Actress Award for her performance in "Still Alice", wore a Haute Couture dress custom-made by Karl Lagerfeld to the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 22nd.
February 23rd, 2015
Custom-made by Karl Lagerfeld, the bustier long dress is in white organza lined with satin crepe and embroidered with 80,000 small white hand painted resin sequins and flowers made of ivory, beige and black organza, tulle and sequins. The dress required 965 hours of work and 27 people to complete.
February 20th, 2015
February 10th, 2015
Pharrell Williams, face of the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 collection, wore a custom-made Chanel jacket and bermudas specially created for his performance at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8th in Los Angeles.
He performed his hit single "Happy" and received the awards for "Best Pop Solo Performance" and "Best Urban Contemporary Album".
February 6th, 2015
Mentored by Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Global Fashion, the 26th edition of ANDAM Fashion Award is officially opened to application. For the first time since its creation, the competition introduces a Prize dedicated to Fashion Accessories.
Founded under the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture and the DEFI, ANDAM is dedicated to support young designers and reinforce Paris influence as the world fashion capital. The First Collections Prize rewards a young French company in the fashion sector and gives access to an international audience. The Fashion Award Prize rewards a French or foreign designer willing to establish a sustainable business in France thus contributing to the dynamism of Paris fashion scene and French industry.
"I will have the great pleasure, as mentor of the 2015 ANDAM edition, to help the winner meet the unique French know-how, to give her/him advice and support needed to develop her/his creativity and innovation on the Parisian fashion scene", explained Bruno Pavlovsky.
The Maison Chanel joins ANDAM as one of its 2015 sponsors, pursuing its commitment to the young talents of contemporary fashion. This privileged mentorship on both creative and strategic dimensions of her/his business so as to develop her/his label.
The 26th edition of this annual competition is now opened to application, until April 20th, 2015.
January 29th, 2015
The 30th edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères will take place at the villa Noailles between the 23rd and the 27th of April, 2015. The exhibitions will run until the 24th of May. The festival directed by Jean-Pierre Blanc and presided over by Didier Grumbach, annually encourages and supports young artists in the fields of fashion and photography. Thanks to the support of the festival’s partners, several prizes will be awarded to the competing young artists.
Chanel is the guest of honour at the next International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, taking place between April 23rd and 27th, 2015 at the villa Noailles, built in the 1920s by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for the art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles. Karl Lagerfeld will be the Artistic Director of this 30th annual festival. Virginie Viard, Chanel’s Creative Studio Director is the President of the fashion jury. Eric Pfrunder, Image Director at Chanel Fashion is the President of the photography jury.
The fashion jury has chosen ten fashion designers for the competition: Anna Bornhold, Christina Braun, Yiyu Chen, Sophie Harand, Heini-Maria Hynynen & Elina Aarela, Elina Maattanen, Guillem Rodriguez Bernat, Sophie Salekari, Annelie Schubert, Wieke Sinnige.
And the photography jury, ten photographers: Jeannie Abert, Sushant Chhabria, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Wawrzyniec Kolbusz, Evangelia Kranioti, David Magnusson, Filippo Patrese, Thomas Rousset, Polly Tootal, Oezden Yorulmaz.
December 16th, 2014
For the fifth consecutive year, Chanel takes up its winter residence in Courchevel in an ephemeral boutique. Located in the heart of the Savoyard ski station, this new 160m2 space presents the Ready-to-Wear pieces and accessories from the Cruise 2014/15 collection.
From December 13th 2014 until April 5th 2015
October 31st, 2014
"The Divine Marchesa. Art and Life of Luisa Casati from Belle Epoque to the spree years"
“I want to be a living work of art,” Luisa Casati Stampa once proclaimed. She got her wish throughout her extravagant lifestyle that delighted European society at early 20th century - wearing live snakes as jewellery or light bulb necklaces, dining with wax-mannequin guests, parading with a pair of cheetahs on diamonds leashes. One of the most significant places in the Divine Marchesa’s life, the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, is hosting the first important exhibition devoted entirely to her. It features more than 100 works between paintings, drawings, jewels, sculptures and photographs on loan from private collections and international museums.
The exhibition reconstructs - through constant cross-referencing - the social and artistic relationships that filled Luisa Casati Stampa’s life. For half a century she was a living legend, a dark lady, a major art collector and patron and muse of the Symbolists, Fauves, Futurists and Surrealists: an astonishing and disturbing personification of modernity and a life of excess who still inspires artists and leading couture houses today, like Chanel.
A sketch by Karl Lagerfeld and a dress from the Cruise collection 2010 are exhibited at the museum.
Until March 2015
Palazzo Fortuny, San Marco 3958, 30124 Venice
Sketch by Karl Lagerfeld
September 19th, 2014
Lane Crawford, Podium 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong (until September 29th, 2014)
September 12th, 2014
The opening of "Second Floor: The Private Apartment Of Mademoiselle Chanel"
by Sam Taylor-Johnson on September 11th.
Photos by Anne Combaz