December 2nd, 2016
29, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
The townhouse where Gabrielle Chanel lived for a while before taking up permanent residence at the Ritz Paris. This was where she showed her first diamond High Jewelry collection, Bijoux de diamants, at an exhibition in 1932.
25, rue Royale
The Chanel boutique is in the passage between rue Royale and rue Boissy d'Anglas.
31, rue Cambon
The Haute Couture ateliers, Gabrielle Chanel's apartment, and the design studio.
21, rue Cambon
The very first Chanel boutique opened here in 1910, orginally selling nothing but hats.
18, place Vendôme
The High Jewelry boutique opened in 1997.
15, place Vendôme
The Ritz Paris Hotel, founded by César Ritz in 1898, was home to Gabrielle Chanel from 1937 to 1971.
December 2nd, 2016
Mademoiselle leaves her suite, as she does every day, via the concierge's office, which she prefers to the main lobby. She sets out on the short walk to 31 rue Cambon, the iconic address where she has established her boutique and Haute Couture studios, the nerve center of the House of Chanel.
On the way, she passes the windows of her first apartment on the rue du Faubourg Saint‑Honoré, where she lived before deciding that the freedom offered by the hotel suited her better. She chose the comfort of the Ritz, so close to work, because it let her decorate the rooms with her own furniture, drawings, and objets d'art.
The Ritz lies at the heart of Gabrielle Chanel's daily routine. She returns there for lunch at the Espadon. The hotel is a living space, changing as the hours pass from a haven of peace to a throbbing, vibrant place to be. Dinner gives her the opportunity to meet close friends such as Misia Sert, Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau, in a friendly, familiar setting that has something new to offer every night.
© Karl Lagerfeld
November 29th, 2016
The Cruise 2016/17 collection is available in boutique and on chanel.com
© Kristy Sparow
November 26th, 2016
Karl Lagerfeld is the editor of the Vogue Paris Christmas issue.
The magazine will be released on December 5th.
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 23rd, 2016
Lily‑Rose Depp is wearing an ensemble from the Cruise 2016/17 collection.
The tartan motif made up of thin strips of braided and tasseled leather was created using an artisanal weaving technique.
© fh studio
November 22nd, 2016
For the Cruise collection 2016/17, Karl Lagerfeld has created a beret entirely embroidered with black sequins and accessorized with brooches.
© Pari Dukovic
November 21st, 2016
The South Korean singer, songwriter, and ambassador of the House, sports the two-tone derby shoes from the 2016/17 Cruise collection in a series of snapshots.
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
November 16th, 2016
The bright and colorful accessories of the Cruise collection come in padded, shaded or plain leather, embellished with exotic brooches or stripes.
The collection is available in boutiques and on chanel.com