• May 1st, 2016
    INVITATION <BR />CRUISE 2016/17 SHOW

    INVITATION
    CRUISE 2016/17 SHOW

    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
    Havana, Cuba

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  • April 30th, 2016
    BETWEEN TWO SEASONS, <BR />THE CRUISE COLLECTION

    BETWEEN TWO SEASONS,
    THE CRUISE COLLECTION

    The new 2016/17 collection will be presented on May 3rd in Havana by Karl Lagerfeld. Just like Gabrielle Chanel in her day, Lagerfeld has been creating these collections since 1983, and taking them abroad since 2006.

    "It’s a cosmopolitan take on local fashion", he explained at the last Cruise show in Seoul. The spirit of these collections is to conjure up images of distant horizons. They are inspired by a theme or identity that’s often associated with a new destination. There’s nothing folky or nostalgic about it; the idea is to capture the ambiance of a place, to draw inspiration from its landscapes, to be influenced by its people, its light, its culture, its colors...

    Every silhouette is a representation of a new reality mixing old and new worlds, modernity, and a personal interpretation. From this melting pot of influences, from these redefined touches, a new collection is born, between two seasons.

    #ChanelCruiseCuba

    © Buena Vista Images / Getty Images

  • April 29th, 2016

    KARL LAGERFELD'S EXHIBITION IN CUBA

    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
    Factoría Habana
    Calle O'Reilly, 308
    Havana, Cuba

    http://factoriahabana.com

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    #FactoriaHabana

    © Karl Lagerfeld

  • April 20th, 2016
    TILDA SWINTON: DOUBLE TAKE

    TILDA SWINTON: DOUBLE TAKE

    In a shoot by photographer Jean‑Baptiste Mondino for "Madame Figaro" magazine, the British actress wears the Paris in Rome 2015/16 Métiers d’Art collection.

    In front of the camera she becomes her own double, reprising her role in the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" in which she plays twin sisters.

    © Jean-Baptiste Mondino / Madame Figaro

  • April 18th, 2016
    MÉTIERS D'ART COLLECTION <BR />ANOTHER MAG

    MÉTIERS D'ART COLLECTION
    ANOTHER MAG

    Lindsey Wixson, Vanessa Moody, Binx Walton and Kiki Willems shot by Colin Dodgson.

    The collection will be available in boutiques early June.

    © Colin Dodgson / Another Mag

  • April 13th, 2016
    KARL

    KARL

    Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of the House since 1983.

    "I try to make it not a thing of the past but a reflection of the moment. Chanel is about modern attitude but style, created by Coco, and attitude have to be updated to stay in touch with times and fashion. I keep the classic by adapting it to the mood of the moment, and I always think of Goethe’s famous words that I like so much: "make a better future with enlarged elements of the past".

  • April 1st, 2016
    CHANEL X PEDDER ON SCOTTS <BR />OPENING

    CHANEL X PEDDER ON SCOTTS
    OPENING

    For the first time in Singapore, Chanel has just installed a pop-up store within Pedder on Scotts' space. Special displays were created as a backdrop to the Spring‑Summer 2016 Ready‑to‑Wear collection and travel-inspired accessories.

    The Chanel-themed airport terminal, in keeping with the direction of the runway show, displays feature such as a conveyor belt, laden with the new luggage and leather goods collection, and booths manned by mannequins decked out as stewards and stewardesses.

    24th March to April 3rd, 2016

    chanelxpedderonscotts.com

  • March 29th, 2016
    FRANÇOIS KOLLAR <BR />EXHIBITION IN PARIS

    FRANÇOIS KOLLAR
    EXHIBITION IN PARIS

    The exhibition "A Working Eye", the first retrospective of Kollar's complete body of work in France, showcases a panorama of his art with over 130 shots taken in Europe and Africa from the 1930s to the 1960s. The Hungarian-born photographer was one of France's great twentieth-century masters of industrial reportage.

    François Kollar started out in advertising photography, spending many years working with magazines such as "Harper's Bazaar", where he published over two hundred fashion shots and portraits in the years before 1946. Photographing models, advertising for main houses and leading figures in the world of fashion, including Gabrielle Chanel, led him to experiment with a range of modern techniques and try out highly original compositions, playing with backlighting, double exposure, superimposition, and solarisation, or reflections in a mirror, as in this instance with a model on the rue Cambon staircase.

    The exhibition follows the photographer's career chronologically, starting with the earlier experimental works and moving on to his advertising and fashion work. His reportage photography on the changing world of work in the 1930s is at the heart of the retrospective, which closes with his industrial series shot in French West Africa and France in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Jeu de Paume
    1, Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris
    February 9th to May 22d, 2016

    François Kollar on the stairs of Chanel, 1937 / exhibition view, Alice Sidoli © Jeu de Paume, 2016

  • March 25th, 2016
    SILVER TWEED

    SILVER TWEED

    This exclusive tweed of the Spring‑Summer 2016 collection was inspired by the world of travel and flying.

    It requires exceptionally meticulous work: on average, 200 metres of classic tweed are woven per day, as compared with only 7 metres for this one.

    © Julien Mignot

  • March 24th, 2016
    JERSEY

    JERSEY

    "Jersey is the hardest fabric to work with, it’s a poor fabric; Lord, do I know it! I started out with it"* declared Gabrielle Chanel.

    As early as 1913, she chose to work with jersey, a "modest" machine-knit fabric that had hitherto been used mainly for men's undergarments and sailors' T-shirts. Jersey soon became instrumental to her success. Just 3 years after her first designs, an American journalist commented that "Chanel is master of her art, and her art resides in jersey."

    This knit fabric was generally held to be too flowing for close-fitting cuts, but Mademoiselle liked it: it was comfortable and fluid, perfect for her easy-to-wear models whose new approach to the female silhouette became a success.

    *Mademoiselle Chanel quote from "The Allure of Chanel" by Paul Morand (Pushkin Press, 2013 p.52)

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