November 26th, 2015
As early as the 1930s, Gabrielle Chanel collaborates as a costume designer to the cinema in famous films such as Jean Renoir's "Rules of the Game".
Louis Malle, Roger Vadim, Alain Resnais, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, François Truffaut, and more recently, Franco Zeffirelli, Woody Allen, and Olivier Assayas are among the many leading film directors to have called on the Maison Chanel to dress their female characters.
Karl Lagerfeld has regularly directed real or imagined films from Gabrielle Chanel's life, beginning in 2008 with the short film "Coco 1913 ‑ Chanel 1923".
November 25th, 2015
Karl Lagerfeld's new short film, starring Kristen Stewart, Géraldine Chaplin, Jérémie Elkaïm, François Marthouret, Amanda Harlech, Jamie Bochert, Jake Davies, Baptiste Giabiconi and Laura Brown, goes behind the scenes during the making of a Gabrielle Chanel biopic.
"Once and forever" will premiere at Cinecittà and on chanel.com on December 1st to coincide with the presentation of the Paris in Rome 2015/16 Métiers d'Art collection.
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
November 19th, 2015
Cinecittà, the city of cinema – built in just eighteen months prior to its grand inauguration in 1937 – houses twenty-one studios over nearly sixty hectares, with five giant film sets and a special pool for ocean scenes and naval battles. Three hundred films were shot there in its first six years, but the studios really took off in the 1950s when Mervyn LeRoy filmed his epic "Quo Vadis" there. Cinecittà became known as Hollywood on the Tiber as its low running costs drew major American film productions in increasing numbers: 150 epics were shot there over the following fifteen years, including "Ben Hur", "Spartacus", and "Cleopatra".
Federico Fellini once said his favourite place in the whole world was Cinecittà's Studio 5, where he shot a series of major works from "La Dolce Vita" and "8 1/2" to "Casanova" and "Ginger and Fred", including "Intervista", a homage to the studios. Cinecittà was also home to such masterpieces as Vittorio De Sica's "Bicycle Thief", William Wyler's "Roman Holiday", and Luchino Visconti's "The Leopard". The sets are still used for many of the world's leading film productions to this day, from Anthony Minghella's "English Patient" to Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" and Martin Scorcese's "Gangs of New York".
Cinecittà has been chosen to host Karl Lagerfeld's Paris in Rome 2015/16 Métiers d'Art show on December 1st.
© Anna Galante
November 19th, 2015
"Once and Forever", starring Kristen Stewart and Geraldine Chaplin, has been directed by Karl Lagerfeld based on his own original vision, to be shown alongside the Paris-Rome 2015/16 Métiers d'Art collection. The film will premiere at Cinecittà on December 1st.
Kristen Stewart has also been chosen as the face of the Paris in Rome 2015/16 Métiers d'Art advertising campaign.
© Olivier Saillant
November 19th, 2015
The American singer Halsey wore a jacket from the Cruise 2015/16 collection to attend the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit in New York, on November 17th.
November 12th, 2015
Organza is a silk toile, one of the most precious fabrics. Its delicate, airy fluidity is here put to good use in a patchwork, where the shades of pink create an iridescent effect.
See the Cruise 2015/16 collection on chanel.com
November 10th, 2015
November 9th, 2015
Signature print of the Cruise 2015/16 collection, the "pojagi" is an ancient Korean cloth used to wrap presents. The wrapping, part of the gift, ensured love and good wishes. Patchwork "pojagi" were crafted by Korean women out of silk pieces assembled with invisible stitches. Therefore, there isn’t any right or reverse side and the cloth delicacy allows the light to show through.
November 6th, 2015
See the collection on chanel.com