• March 2nd, 2015
    VANESSA PARADIS EMBODIES THE GIRL CHANEL

    VANESSA PARADIS EMBODIES THE GIRL CHANEL

    "I like the fact that it blends in with clothes or against the skin with infinite gentleness".
    Vanessa Paradis

  • March 2nd, 2015
    ALICE DELLAL EMBODIES THE BOY CHANEL

    ALICE DELLAL EMBODIES THE BOY CHANEL

    "Since discovering the Boy I have found it a permanent fixture in my wardrobe. It’s a ‘fuss-free’ bag, it is very modern! The Boy bag was my first job with Chanel, it was the beginning of a unique journey. I also love the fact that it has such a romantic story behind it."
    Alice Dellal

  • February 27th, 2015
    THE STORY OF THE GIRL CHANEL BAG

    THE STORY OF THE GIRL CHANEL BAG

    Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the emblematic jacket of the House in creating the Girl Chanel bag. All the iconic elements of the jacket are represented: tweed, buttons and braided trim.

  • February 26th, 2015
    BOY CHANEL: THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME

    BOY CHANEL: THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME

    “Chanel had this attitude, it's the very spirit of Chanel. She'd picked it up from Boy Capel, the great love of her life... Indeed, the bag's called Boy Chanel”, explains Karl Lagerfeld.

    Photo by Delphine Achard

  • February 25th, 2015
    THE STORY OF THE ICONIC HANDBAG

    THE STORY OF THE ICONIC HANDBAG

    Initiator of a new, liberating and modern gesture, Gabrielle Chanel created a bag that she needed herself, an accessory which freed up the hands: the iconic bag of the House is born.
    Even today, the classic design still follows the first partitions dictated by Gabrielle: a chain interwoven with leather ribbon that allows to carry it on the shoulder, quilting inspired by the equestrian universe that Gabrielle Chanel loved so much, garnet leather that reminds one of the color of the uniform which Gabrielle had to wear at the Aubazine orphanage, and the regular twist clasp called the "Mademoiselle".
    Every season, Karl Lagerfeld metamorphoses the iconic bag: different materials, clasps transformed into jewels and chevron quilting enriches the legendary Chanel bag family. The iconic bag is part of an heritage that is transmitted from mother to daughter. As Chanel used to say: "Fashion becomes unfashionable, style never".

    Mademoiselle Chanel by Mike de Dulmen © CHANEL All rights reserved

  • February 25th, 2015

    MAKING OF THE ICONIC HANDBAG

    It takes 4 to 5 years for each craftsperson on the site to learn how to perfectly master the techniques necessary for the manufacture. The iconic Chanel handbag demands over 180 manufacturing operations and as many minute gestures.
    Selecting the skin requires a rigorous control, each one must be perfect. Then, the cut of each piece of the bag's body is made according to a template outlining the pattern. The points of the cut must follow the scales of an exotic skin or the patterns of a tweed. The pieces of the bag's body are then "pared down", quilted using a needle and assembled.
    First mounted flat and inside out, like a Ready-to-Wear piece, the bag takes on volume little by little. The body and base are brought together with the "bag in bag" technique: a first bag is mounted to constitute the interior and then a second for the exterior, each one assembled by hand. The craftsperson can then turn the bags inside out. The finishing touches demand several other delicate manipulations before the final control and the ritual of wrapping.

  • February 23rd, 2015
    JULIANNE MOORE <BR />OSCARS 2015

    JULIANNE MOORE
    OSCARS 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 FOR THE OSCARS:
    JULIANNE MOORE'S DRESS

    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 21st, 2015
    KRISTEN STEWART <BR />40TH CÉSAR CEREMONY

    KRISTEN STEWART
    40TH CÉSAR CEREMONY

    The American actress, winner of the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Olivier Assayas’ film "Sils Maria", wore a Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture dress.

  • February 20th, 2015
    FILM OF THE OPENING NIGHT <BR />FOR THE NEW BOUTIQUE IN ROME

    FILM OF THE OPENING NIGHT
    FOR THE NEW BOUTIQUE IN ROME

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