December 21st, 2017
For the January issue of Vogue Japan, Lily‑Rose Depp wears the Cruise 2017/18 collection in an editorial lensed by photographer Peter Lindberg.
The collection is available in boutiques and on chanel.com
© Peter Lindberg
December 20th, 2017
"For me, the CHANEL story is a big and important one. It's about liberation from the corset, and it's a symbol of French elegance and the independent woman who's active and sporty," says French actress Marine Vacth in an interview published in the latest issue of "L'Express diX." The new CHANEL ambassador wears the Cruise collection in this story by the photographer Serge Lebon. The actress also talked about her next role in Joan Chemla's upcoming first feature, "Si tu voyais son cœur," to be released on January 10, 2018.
The Cruise 2017/18 collection is available in boutiques and on chanel.com
© Serge Lebon
December 18th, 2017
From December 21, the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg (MKG) is hosting the world’s first retrospective of the Austrian photographer Dora Kallmus, who worked under the pseudonym Madame d’Ora. Part of the artistic scene in Paris in the 1920s, she was a pioneer of fashion photography, at a time when photos were starting to replace illustrations in magazines.
In Vienna and Paris, she photographed members of the bohemian set and the bourgeoisie, who recognized her fresh approach and less static portraits. Her eclectic, cosmopolitan work echoes the avant-garde trends of the period, as reflected in her portraits of Gabrielle Chanel and photos of the designer’s collections, which are shown in this retrospective. The exhibition will also feature original prints and period costumes, including one designed by Gabrielle Chanel.
Madame d’Ora. Make Me Beautiful!
December 21 to March 18
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
© Nachlass Madame d’Ora, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
December 15th, 2017
After London and Seoul, the exhibition is moving to Hong Kong. Book your ticket on mademoiselleprive.chanel.com or via the app.
Opening January 13th 2018
December 14th, 2017
The British cellist and composer Oliver Coates created the original music of the Paris‑Hamburg Métiers d’art 2017/18 show. On stage, he peformed with the chamber orchestras Ensemble Resonanz, in residence at the Elbphilharmonie.
December 14th, 2017
"I cannot imagine fashion without embroidery" says Karl Lagerfeld. For the Paris‑Hamburg collection, Maison Lesage created twisted braids motifs evoking ship's cordage. Adorning organza or tweed, this bead and mohair embroidery brings a feminine touch to the sailors-inspired silhouettes.
© Anne Combaz
December 13th, 2017
Hamburg is where Karl Lagerfeld chose to present the Métiers d'art collection, at the new Elbphilharmonie designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron. The collection pays tribute to the craftsmanship of the embroidery, feather-making, millinery and bootmaking workshops.
This new opus is a homage to the city, evoking the futuristic architecture of the concert hall, the atmosphere of the port with its colorful shipping containers, the brick warehouses in the docks, the seamen's clothing. Pea coats, double-buttoned sailor's trousers, tweed suits with sailor collars and neckerchiefs, heavy cable-knit sweater and mini dresses, long fitted coats: Karl Lagerfeld renews the CHANEL codes with a masculine-feminine slant underscored by the simple, rigorous look of this line in a palette of black, navy, gray, and beige with touches of red, brick and gold. Daywear brings tweeds woven by Maison Lesage, wool, flannel, jersey, silk crepe and chiffon. Eveningwear is elegant and precious: a suit embroidered with tiles of mother-of-pearl in the Montex studio, sequined sheath dresses with sailor collars, sailor's trousers in black and gold tweed or in black satin, asymmetrical dresses in iridescent crepe on tulle embroidered with multicolored sequins, a black crepe tuxedo. A bustier mini dress revisits the iconic stripy sailor's top, embroidered all over with feathers handpainted in the Lemarié ateliers, or lengthened with a feather-fringed satin skirt.
Every outfit is paired either with heeled brogues worn sometimes with long knitted socks, or with ankle-strap pumps designed by boot- and shoemaker Massaro. Maison Michel’s sailor’s cap comes in every fabric of the collection. Seabags, clutch bags inspired by shipping containers, and tweed bags in the colors of the city accessorize the silhouettes, for a bold and modern look.
© Olivier Saillant
December 12th, 2017
Inspired by canvas seabags, the Métiers d'art 2017/18 collection duffel bag is adding energy to the silhouette. This cylindrical woolen bag has a padded leather base with an embroidered "Paris-Hamburg" motif featuring Karl Lagerfeld‘s signature.
December 11th, 2017
Clutch purses and interplaying embroideries from the 2017/18 Métiers d'art collection reproduce the shapes and colors of shipping containers piled high on the docks of Hamburg.
December 11th, 2017