February 11th, 2014
Karl Lagerfeld's preliminary sketch of the set for the film "Fashion Machine", complete with his comments. The film introduces the 2014 Spring-Summer Pre-collection that is now available in boutiques.
View the collection on Chanel.com
February 4th, 2014
Private screening of the film "The Ryan Initiative" directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Picture by Benoit Peverelli
February 3rd, 2014
Photo from the Spring-Summer Ready-to-Wear campaign by Karl Lagerfeld with model Lindsey Wixson.
Collection will be available in boutiques in March.
January 30th, 2014
For the Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld chose the corset as the centerpiece of the silhouettes. The iconic jacket is transformed into a round-shouldered short jacket and the bustier dress accentuates a slim waist embraced in a corset embroidered with stones or sequins.
Photo by Olivier Saillant
January 28th, 2014
January 24th, 2014Par Michel Gaubert
Sébastien Tellier composes and interprets music like one would for a film.
"La Ritournelle" and "l'Amour Naissant" are hymns that are both resounding and completely evocative.
From the first sketches of the collection and the fashion show, Karl Lagerfeld wanted an intimist club and a performance to highlight the collection. It was together, with Karl Lagerfeld and Virgine Viard, that we thought of Sebastien Tellier to illustrate this chapter in the life of Chanel.
Photo by Anne Combaz
January 24th, 2014Par Françoise-Claire Prodhon
Minimalist staging set the tone for the Chanel Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture show. Beneath the domed glass ceiling of the Grand Palais, a stage consisting of glowing white walls and polished steel panels revealed a large staircase from which models emerged at the show’s opening. Within this nightclub atmosphere musician Sébastien Tellier, dressed in a blue and pink suit, was accompanied by a white-clad orchestra.
Karl Lagerfeld excels in the art of giving Haute Couture a modern vibe. Conveying a feeling of youth, freedom and lightness with a collection free of superfluous details, its luxury lies in its exquisitely refined materials and elegant clean cuts. Although pure lines are already an essential part of Chanel's vocabulary, they were enhanced by the freshness and fluidity reflected in each one of the collection's 64 looks.
Karl Lagerfeld revealed new proportions for the Chanel suit. Silhouettes were corseted and cinched at the waist, accentuated by cropped jackets and drop-waisted skirts. Accessories took center stage with this structured yet relaxed line, which featured elbow pads, knee pads and fanny packs exuding an urban chic spirit. Woven and sometimes embroidered tweeds, light tones (ranging from pure white to ivory, powdery pink to orange-pink and cotton candy, pearly or iridescent grays, mauve and lamé) softened the graphic silhouettes by adding a fresh touch. From flowing gowns to long narrow jackets worn with skinny cropped trousers, Karl Lagerfeld lightened the mood of this collection even more by pairing each look with matching sneakers, evening wear included.
This sublime footwear reflected the same fluidity, a simplicity of lines showcased by the lightness of transparent materials such as chiffon, lace and tulle, as well as airy fabrics sometimes embroidered with sequins or adorned with feathers studded with metallic details. Evening gowns rose to new heights by revealing the ankle. Once again, Karl Lagerfeld selected fresh colors for his gowns in shimmery or iridescent tones that reflected light, with dramatic black making a few select appearances.
Sketch by Karl Lagerfeld
January 23rd, 2014
Interview by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
January 23rd, 2014
Photos © Benoît Peverelli
January 22nd, 2014
View the full video of the show on chanel.com