• October 15th, 2015
    EXHIBITION

    EXHIBITION

    This exhibition explores the wide-ranging motifs, approaches and media that define Karl Lagerfeld’s interpretation of photography.

    Karl Lagerfeld took his first professional photos in 1987: “I would never have thought of making photos myself, if my friend, Eric Pfrunder, Director of Image at Chanel Fashion, had not one day pressed me to do so when he urgently needed photos for a presskit. Today photography is part of my life. It completes the circle between my artistic and professional restlessness.”

    Pinacotheque 2
    8, rue Vignon, 75009 Paris
    October 16th, 2015 to March 20th, 2016

    © 2015 Karl Lagerfeld © Pinacothèque de Paris

  • October 14th, 2015
    MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ OPENING <BR />BY TILLY MACALISTER SMITH

    MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ OPENING
    BY TILLY MACALISTER SMITH

    As Frieze Art Fair arrives in town and with less than a week passed since the SS16 Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week, London welcomes an exhibition of grand scale where art and fashion collide. Guests including Julianne Moore and Vanessa Paradis arrived for the inaugural night of Mademoiselle Privé; a multi-sensory experience which celebrates the fine "Bijoux de Diamants" collection designed by Gabrielle Chanel and will allow guests to experience up close the Haute Couture and discover the secrets of Chanel N°5.

    Housed in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery on the Kings Road in Chelsea, guests arrived through an enchanting English garden imagined by the Rich brothers. Inside, partygoers explored the series of curated rooms that tell the story of the House; beginning the lobby lined with panels inspired by those from Gabrielle Chanel’s Paris apartment, moving into a reimagining of her first boutique - a hat shop in Deauville - which has been brought to life with digitalized hand-drawn animation. Next, they were transported to her Haute Couture salon on Rue Cambon, with each experience enhanced by a bespoke App created for the exhibition.

    At the heart of the exhibition is a series of 20 portraits photographed by Karl Lagerfeld of friends of House such as Lara Stone and Rinko Kikuchi; the players that manned the roulette tables at the AW15 couture show. In the pictures, each subject wears a Haute Couture creation designed especially and breathtaking re-editions of the only fine jewellery collection Gabrielle Chanel designed in 1932. Rita Ora, Geraldine Chaplin and Isabelle Huppert delighted in seeing their portraits; Stella Tennant and Alice Dellal embraced, and admired the dazzling jewels.

    Guest excitedly piled into a plush red velvet room to watch Jamie Bochert perform; Karl Lagerfeld watched from the front of the crowd that included Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp. Later, St Vincent played and Lily Allen and Jarvis Cocker DJ’d into the night.

    Far from a retrospective – Karl Lagerfeld famously resists looking to the past – Mademoiselle Privé serves as a celebration of the House. Moreover, it presents something new and dynamic, richer than the sum of its parts.

    Tilly Macalister-Smith

    Mademoiselle Privé runs from October 13th until November 1st. Admission is free.

  • October 13th, 2015
    THE HAUTE COUTURE ROOM

    THE HAUTE COUTURE ROOM

    "We felt we wanted, and needed, to say something about what goes on behind the scenes (...) We felt it was a good time for the brand to give away some secrets." Bruno Pavlovsky

    Mademoiselleprive.chanel.com

    © Olivier Saillant

  • October 13th, 2015

    CELEBRITIES AT THE
    MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ PRIVATE VIEW

    More information on Mademoiselleprive.chanel.com

    © Anne Combaz

  • October 12th, 2015

    COCO CHANEL'S LONDON

    1. WHERE SHE... LIVED
    South Audley Street

    2. WHERE SHE... LOVED
    Bordon House

    3. WHERE SHE... HAD AFTERNOON TEA

    Claridge’s

    4. WHERE SHE... WENT SHOPPING
    Mount Street

    5. WHERE SHE... HAD A BOUTIQUE
    Davies Street

    6. WHERE SHE... HELD A COUTURE SHOW
    Grosvenor Square

    © Anne Combaz

  • October 11th, 2015
    THE DOOR OF COCO CHANEL'S STUDIO

    THE DOOR OF COCO CHANEL'S STUDIO

    Private adj 1. Not open to the public. Reserved to a few people.

    Mademoiselle
    noun 1. A French civil title or form of address given to a girl or to a non-married woman. 2. Gabrielle Chanel was called Mademoiselle Chanel.

    Mademoiselle Privé
    1. Sign installed by Gabrielle Chanel on the door of her atelier, 31 rue Cambon. It is in this very same studio, on the 3rd floor of the building, that Karl Lagerfeld creates, since 1983, his collections for Maison Chanel. 2. Name of the exhibition being held in London this autumn, at the Saatchi Gallery.

    Mademoiselleprive.chanel.com

    © Chanel Art, installation created by Karl Lagerfeld, part of the SS2014 Ready-to-Wear show decor

  • October 9th, 2015
    PENÉLOPE CRUZ <BR />MADRID, OCTOBER 8TH

    PENÉLOPE CRUZ
    MADRID, OCTOBER 8TH

    Penélope Cruz wore a dress from the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear collection to the Press Conference of her new cinema project.

  • October 9th, 2015
    CHANEL BY WILLY RIZZO

    CHANEL BY WILLY RIZZO

    This book celebrates the longstanding friendship between Gabrielle Chanel and the photographer Willy Rizzo (1928-2013), one of Mademoiselle’s closest confidants, from the post-war Paris period in which they met until her final days.

    The book’s 180 photographs show Coco Chanel at work in her studio Rue Cambon, as well as Rue François Ier and Place du Palais Bourbon. Rizzo had the talent of catching the instant when a piece of fabric sculpted on a woman body becomes a clothing.

    French texts coordinated by Fabrice Gaignault, with English translations by Jane Lizop, Editions Minerve.
    A serie of exhibitions around the world will coincide with the book’s launch (São Paulo, October 3; Paris, October 15; Los Angeles, October 10; Geneva, November 5).

    © Willy Rizzo. Mademoiselle Chanel and Paule Rizzo. Paris 1959

  • October 8th, 2015
    BEHIND THE SCENES

    BEHIND THE SCENES

    Spring-Summer 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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