August 28th, 2015
The Girl Chanel bag draws on the lines and codes of the iconic Chanel jacket, harnessing the combined know-how of the House’s Ready-to-Wear and leather goods departments, down to its assembly which - just like the Chanel jacket - is done inside out.
The perfect union of form and function, the bag - wearable in a multitude of ways - offers the Chanel woman the ultimate in freedom of movement, with jacket sleeve-style straps that can be knotted at the shoulder or around the waist.
August 24th, 2015
© Olivier Saillant
August 18th, 2015
The sportif-chic codes of Gabrielle Chanel’s wardrobe were inspired by the gentlemanly style of Arthur "Boy" Capel, her greatest love, and a keen polo player. As regards his support of the founding of her house, he would later say to Coco:
“I thought I was giving you a toy, but I was giving you your freedom.”
August 10th, 2015
Photos from the Fall-Winter 2015/16 campaign with Lindsey Wixson and Anna Ewers.
Discover the collection in boutiques and on chanel.com in September.
August 1st, 2015
Coco Chanel was born on 19 August 1883, under the sign of Leo.
July 22nd, 2015
July 21st, 2015
The "Girl Chanel" handbag in black and beige leather, carried by the British‑American actress, face of Barrie Knitwear.
July 20th, 2015
A journey through the origins of Chanel's creations capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
Saatchi Gallery, London
13th October - 1st November 2015
July 17th, 2015
For the Chanel Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld reinvents the classic Chanel suit. “The idea was to take the most iconic jacket from the 20th century and turn it into a 21st century version, which technically was unimaginable in the period when it was created," explains the designer.
In place of fabric and stitches, the jacket’s structure is produced using 3D printing, in one piece, with a supple texture. Serving as a canvas for the “petites mains” of the Chanel ateliers, the jacket’s openwork “cage” of padded quilting is then embellished with sequin embroidery and braiding.
Photos by Anne Combaz
July 14th, 2015
The sketch is initially interpreted in the form of a toile and reproduced in the fabrics chosen by the Studio.
Using a sample, the design is created first on tracing paper according to the pattern provided by the House ateliers.
The lace and the silk tulle are positioned onto an embroidery frame and then the embroidery is done using the Luneville technique: this technique is executed on the underside of the fabric on an embroidery frame with one hand holding the hook and the other beneath the frame moving the tubes forward.