January 15th, 2016
Robert Goossens (1927‑2016), goldsmith and jeweler, was a master craftsman with a rare talent and a genuine passion for his art.
When Gabrielle Chanel met Goossens in 1953, she was enchanted by his Baroque-style creations inspired by ancient jewelry in particular Byzantine and Egyptian.
When he revealed his creations influenced by Barbarian, Visigoth, and Etruscan jewelry, her immediate response was, "They are magnificent - if people ask where they came from we will say the excavations at rue Cambon!" She went on to commission furniture, chandeliers and mirrors from Goossens for her Paris apartment at 31 rue Cambon.
Robert Goossens produced for all the major fashion designers and could work wonders with any material, from metal, stone, and leather to rock crystal, ivory, tortoiseshell, enamel and wood.
He also taught his craft to his children. Patrick creates jewelry, while Martine specializes in decorative art pieces and all their work is hand-made.
© All Rights Reserved. Maison Goossens, 1990
January 12th, 2016
The English actress wore a dress from the Cruise 2015/16 collection to the 73rd Golden Globe Awards closing in Los Angeles on January 10th.
© Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
January 6th, 2016
The Best Supporting Actress nomination at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards went to the actress and the Maison Chanel ambassador for her performance in the 2014 Olivier Assayas‑helmed movie “Clouds Of Sils Maria”.
For the event, she wore a black leather and lace skirt and top from the Paris in Rome 2015/16 Métiers d’Art collection, accessorized with a “Première” watch.
This awards ceremony, hosted by the New York Film Critics Circle, an American organization of film reviewers, honors the best films and performances of the previous year.
© Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images
January 5th, 2016
With Lineisy Montero Feliz and Mica Arganaraz.
Collection in boutiques and on chanel.com in March.
January 5th, 2016
Shot by Karl Lagerfeld in Brooklyn, NYC.
© Olivier Saillant
December 24th, 2015
Coco Chanel’s Christian name was Gabrielle. Born in Saumur on August 19, 1883, to parents Eugénie Jeanne Dévolles and Henri‑Albert Chasnel, she was the second child in a family of six children: Julia‑Berthe, Alphonse, Antoinette, Lucien and Augustin. She raised Julia‑Berthe's son as if he were her own child and later was equally protective of his daughter, her great-niece and goddaughter, also named Gabrielle. She always carried a photo of her about her person.
December 18th, 2015
Korean writing system is strongly graphic and original.
As a tribute to Korea, Karl Lagerfeld has hidden Korean words in the details of one tweed of the collection, where one can read Mademoiselle, Cambon, Camellia, among others.
Collection in boutiques and on chanel.com
© Ahn Joo Young for Noblesse Korea, November issue
December 11th, 2015
The Courchevel ephemeral boutique will open tomorrow.
Its décor is inspired by Korea that echoes the silhouettes and accessories of the 2015/16 Cruise collection shown in Seoul last May.
The High Jewellery creations will be exhibited in the boutique exclusively between 31st December and 11th January.
From 12th December
December 9th, 2015
The suit in every shape and form joins the Paris in Rome Métiers d’Art collection, with cinematographic designs featuring a "film-roll" trim. The three-piece version, with jacket, long straight skirt and cigarette pants can be worn by women as well as men.
© Sofia Malamute
December 9th, 2015
Off the northern tip of Scotland, the cliffs of Fair Isle (7.68 square kilometers) rise up between the Orkney and Shetland islands. One of the most remote spots in the United Kingdom, it has preserved a tradition of producing unique bespoke knitwears.
The knits made by Mati Ventrillon reflect this heritage which goes back to the times when the islanders sailed the world, between America and Europe, while at home their spouses filled the hours inventing new and ever more original patterns.
Using only traditional designs from the 19th and 20th centuries, each garment is handcrafted in Shetland wool, faithfully reproducing the main themes.
Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collections pay tribute to the skills and heritage of traditional crafts, which they thus help to preserve.
© Patrick Dieudonne / robertharding