• January 27th, 2015

    MAKING OF THE HAUTE COUTURE
    PRESS KIT

    Photo shot in Paris by Karl Lagerfeld for the Spring‑Summer 2015 Haute Couture Press Kit.

    Photos by Olivier Saillant

  • January 27th, 2015

    SILHOUETTES FROM THE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION BY KARL LAGERFELD

    Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture Press Kit.

  • January 26th, 2015
    PHARRELL WILLIAMS <BR />PARIS, JANUARY 23RD

    PHARRELL WILLIAMS
    PARIS, JANUARY 23RD

    Pharrell Williams wears a custom-made denim jacket from the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 collection and black sunglasses.

  • January 26th, 2015
    CHANEL, <BR />HAUTE COUTURE HOUSE SINCE 1913

    CHANEL,
    HAUTE COUTURE HOUSE SINCE 1913

    Haute Couture was born during the Second Empire within the Rue de la Paix quarter in the heart of Paris. Englishman Charles-Frédéric Worth opened his house in 1858. He demonstrated his innovation by rejecting the statute of a fashion designer as a "supplier" and embracing that of the designer as a "creator," and by presenting veritable fashion collections worn by models to clients in his luxurious salons. At this time, Paris was filled with small trades devoted to embellishment (embroiderers, feather-workers, button-makers, shoemakers, glove makers, hatters, etc.) and enjoyed a reputation as the only world capital where elegance reigned.

    In 1945, very specific rules defined the statutes of Haute Couture. Updated throughout the years, they have survived time, making Haute Couture the absolute reference for a subtle blend of tradition and innovation. The specifications require that original models be designed by the permanent designer of the house. They must be created in its own workshops, which should have a minimum of 20 employees. Each season, on the dates set by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the house must present a collection of at least 35 looks consisting of both day and evening styles.

    As a bearer of unique expertise and maintenance of tradition, Haute Couture excels in the perfection of all the details that give it its singular, rare character. It is also a laboratory brimming with ideas and creativity, in which the quality and perfection of its cuts are crystallized in time.

    Chanel is currently the oldest operating couture house.

    © Photo All Rights Reserved, Chanel ateliers circa 1935

  • January 23rd, 2015
    THE INVITATION FOR THE SPRING-SUMMER 2015 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

    THE INVITATION FOR THE SPRING‑SUMMER 2015 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

    The Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture show will be presented at the Grand Palais, Paris, on January 27th 2015.

  • January 13th, 2015
    KEIRA KNIGHTLEY <BR />GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2015

    KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
    GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2015

    Keira Knightley wore a dress based on a look from the Paris‑Salzburg 2014/15 collection, to the 72nd Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

  • December 29th, 2014

    SPRING-SUMMER 2015 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN SHOT BY KARL LAGERFELD

    Photos from the Spring-Summer campaign with model Gisele Bündchen.
    Collection available in boutiques in March.

  • December 23rd, 2014
    CRUISE SKETCH BY KARL LAGERFELD

    CRUISE SKETCH BY KARL LAGERFELD

    The Cruise collection 2014/15 is available in boutiques.

  • December 16th, 2014
    EPHEMERAL BOUTIQUE IN COURCHEVEL

    EPHEMERAL BOUTIQUE IN COURCHEVEL

    For the fifth consecutive year, Chanel takes up its winter residence in Courchevel in an ephemeral boutique. Located in the heart of the Savoyard ski station, this new 160m2 space presents the Ready-to-Wear pieces and accessories from the Cruise 2014/15 collection.

    From December 13th 2014 until April 5th 2015
    ISBA Building
    Courchevel 1850

  • December 16th, 2014
    "CC THE WORLD" BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS

    "CC THE WORLD" BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS

    Original soundtrack created for Karl Lagerfeld's short film "Reincarnation".
    Photo © Pharrell Williams at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert
    View the short film on chanel.com

    CC THE WORLD Pharrell Williams
    03:18
    • CC THE WORLD 03:18
      Pharrell Williams
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