• March 11th, 2015
    THE TWO-TONE SHOE

    THE TWO-TONE SHOE

    For this Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear show, every model wore a beige shoe with a black toe, squared heel and revisited proportions: “It’s become the most modern of shoes and makes beautiful legs,” Karl Lagerfeld explained.

    Mademoiselle called them pumps. "They are the final touch of elegance" she used to say. To perfect the silhouette that Gabrielle Chanel introduced to the world, it was necessary to create a shoe that went with any outfit, one that was elegant, could be worn morning to night, and was suited to the new lifestyle of women.
    In 1957, Mademoiselle Chanel created the two-tone slingback shoe in beige and black. It created a highly graphic effect: the beige lengthened the leg while the black shortened the foot. Whereas shoes had previously been made in a single color that matched the color of one's clothing, Mademoiselle Chanel once again overturned the codes of fashion by pairing beige and black with all outfits. In her words, "You leave in the morning wearing beige and black, you have lunch in beige and black, and you attend a cocktail party wearing beige and black. You're dressed for the entire day!" Chanel's slingback shoe experienced instant success. It varied in style, offering versions with a straighter or thinner heel and a rounded, square or pointed toe. Mademoiselle Chanel improved its comfort with the help of Massaro (which has remained Chanel's custom shoe brand to this day) by adding an elastic strap. Located "just steps away from Rue Cambon," the Massaro workshop continues to create all of the footwear creations for Chanel's Haute Couture and Métiers d’Art collections. Starting with his very first collection, Karl Lagerfeld has channeled his talent to modernize this model. The two-tone shoe thus lends itself to a myriad of metamorphoses. In just one season, it may be transformed into a ballerina slipper, boot or sandal without losing any of its original spirit.

    © Photo Philippe Garnier / Elle-Scoop

  • March 11th, 2015
    CELEBRITIES INTERVIEWS

    CELEBRITIES INTERVIEWS

    First impressions gathered by Natasha Fraser‑Cavassoni after the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear show in Paris.

  • March 11th, 2015

    SHOW PLAYLIST BY MICHEL GAUBERT

    1. TEMPLE SLEEPER Burial
    00:27
    • 1. TEMPLE SLEEPER 00:27
      Burial
    • 2. COMMENT CA VA, J’ M’EN FOUS - L’ATELIER 00:32
      François de Roubaix
    • 3. DEAD BODIES 00:31
      Air
    • 4. LES AVIONS DE TOUS LES JOURS - L'ENVOL 00:31
      François de Roubaix
  • March 11th, 2015
    KARL LAGERFELD TALKS ABOUT THE SHOW

    KARL LAGERFELD TALKS ABOUT THE SHOW

    Interview by Alice Cavanagh after the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear show.

  • March 10th, 2015

    LOOKS OF THE FALL-WINTER 2015/16 READY-TO-WEAR SHOW

    Grand Palais, Paris.

    Photos by Olivier Saillant

  • March 10th, 2015
    THE BRASSERIE GABRIELLE

    THE BRASSERIE GABRIELLE

    Coco Chanel often attended the Parisian brasseries with her artist friends. Following theatrical performances, Gabrielle surrounded by Igor Stravinsky, dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar, or Salvador Dalí, would take her place in these enlightened restaurants where elegance, great minds and gastronomy created a harmonious blend. And, on nights when Boy Capel (her first love) did not accompany her to the Opera, she would spend the evening at Maxim's or at the Café de Paris.
    With the "Brasserie Gabrielle" fashion show, Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, has provided a reinterpretation of this Parisian passion.

    Boris Coridian

    Gabrielle Chanel and Serge Lifar, photo © Société des Bains de Mer - Monte Carlo

  • March 10th, 2015
    THE SHOW DECOR

    THE SHOW DECOR

    A decor inspired, by a Parisian brasserie, set for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready‑to‑Wear show on March 10th, Grand Palais, Paris.

  • March 10th, 2015

    MAKING OF THE READY-TO-WEAR PRESS KIT

    Photo shoot in Paris by Karl Lagerfeld for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear Press Kit.

    Photos by Olivier Saillant

  • March 10th, 2015

    SILHOUETTES FROM THE READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

    Fall-Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear Press Kit shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

  • March 6th, 2015
    THE INVITATION FOR THE FALL-WINTER 2015/16 READY-TO-WEAR SHOW

    THE INVITATION FOR THE FALL-WINTER 2015/16 READY-TO-WEAR SHOW

    The show will be presented at the Grand Palais, Paris, on March 10th 2015.

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