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  • November 23rd, 2013

    VIDEO OF KARL LAGERFELD'S
    MASTER CLASS AT SCIENCES PO

    A look back at the conference given by Karl Lagerfeld on November 19, 2013 in the Grand Amphitheater at Sciences Po. The artistic director of Chanel was interviewed by Francoise-Marie Santucci, in front of an audience of Communications students and personalities from the world of culture and fashion.

  • November 20th, 2013

    KARL LAGERFELD'S MASTER CLASS
    AT SCIENCES PO PARIS

    Chanel's artistic director has gone back to school. For two hours, the man who ended his studies at age 16 "because he did not have enough time" spoke to an enthusiastic audience, composed of students and personalities in the Grand Amphitheater at Sciences Po, the prestigious Paris University. Hosted by Frederic Mion, the director of IEP Paris, Karl Lagerfeld presented his outstanding destiny with sincerity, subtlety and humor. "The sketcher" as he describes himself, explained the importance of knowledge in his life, "You must know everything! There are so many things to do, to read, to learn… I fight for the 48-hour day!" Karl Lagerfeld shared his view of creation, "My vision follows the times and I also change with it. To never have a fixed position in fashion is essential. We must adapt to the evolution of time, and not vice versa." He reminds the audience of his motto: "There's no credit for the past." The audience is attentive, and the tweets are published as quickly as the accurate speech of the designer.

    On the occasion of this conference, Karl Lagerfeld shared some information about the upcoming Métiers d'Art 2013/14 fashion show, which will take place in Dallas on December 10th. The choice of the American city is "a tribute to the United States, the only ones who supported the return of Gabrielle Chanel in 1954 in Paris." He also stressed the importance of métiers d'art – which will be highlighted at the show – and those who perpetuate the excellence of French savoir-faire: "I deeply admire those who have the patience to work one thousand hours on an embroidered piece. As I, myself, don't have any!" After sharing his biggest regret," to not know how to play the piano," Karl Lagerfeld gave the younger generation some valuable advice: "Everyone has to find their path. No generalization." 

    Karl Lagerfeld, Francoise-Marie Santucci and Frederic Mion

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

  • November 19th, 2013
    Par Olivier Saillant

    "THE RETURN"
    THE NEW FILM BY KARL LAGERFELD

    The Return, a film imagined, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld will premiere in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, December 10th 2013, before the 2013/14 Métiers d'Art runway show, titled "Paris-Dallas". The screening and the fashion show will take place in Dallas Fair Park, a historical exhibition venue with art deco architecture that is situated in the heart of the city.

    Following the short film Once Upon a Time…, which had its debut last May in Singapore, in which Karl Lagerfeld explored Gabrielle Chanel’s early days in Deauville in 1913, The Return retraces her footsteps to the reopening of her couture house in 1954 in Paris, and the importance of the role that the United States played in this come back.

    The Return features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of Gabrielle Chanel alongside Rupert Everett, Anna Mouglalis, Lady Amanda Harlech, Arielle Dombasle and Kati Nescher as well as Vincent Darré and Sam McKnight. This new short film by Karl Lagerfeld will be premiered - in his presence - in Dallas, on December 10th, 2013 at 6:30pm local time, and simultaneously on chanel.com. 

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

  • November 19th, 2013

    "THE RETURN" TEASER #1
    RUPERT EVERETT SPEAKS ABOUT MEETING GERALDINE CHAPLIN

    The English actor incarnates an American journalist in The Return, a new film by Karl Lagerfeld. In this interview, Rupert Everett speaks about how pleasant it was to share the set with actor Geraldine Chaplin, the sublime and troubled Coco.

    The Return will premiere in Dallas on December 10th, 2013 at 6:30pm local time, and simultaneously on chanel.com.

    Soundtrack: Francis Poulenc "Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 185_Scherzo"

  • November 18th, 2013

    FROM PARIS TO SINGAPORE
    THE STORY OF THE CRUISE SHOW

    The film depicts the story of the Cruise 2013/14 collection from the ateliers in Paris to the show in Singapore. The collection is now available in boutiques.
    More information on chanel.com

    Soundtrack: Kid Creole and The Coconuts "I'm a Wonderful Thing Baby"

  • November 18th, 2013
    Par Saskia de Brauw

    SINGAPORE MEMORIES
    BY SASKIA DE BRAUW AND THEO CAPTEIN

    During her stay in Singapore for the Cruise 2013/14 show, the model Saskia de Brauw kept a journal in which she wrote down her experiences and observations of Singapore and the show.

  • November 12th, 2013
    Par Kenneth Goh

    BLACK MAGIC
    BY KENNETH GOH

    A little more Chanel stardust has descended on Singapore - just 6 months after Karl Lagerfeld showed Chanel's Cruise collection 2013 at Loewen Cluster earlier this year.

    This time round, the magical star dust came in the form of Chanel's classic jacket - black, beautiful and breath-taking. The Little Black Jacket, a photographic book on Chanel's classic revisited by the power duo of Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, was turned into a photographic exhibition at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, opening on the 8th November 2013.

    The museum is one of the most architecturally unique buildings in Singapore. Designed by Moshe Safdie, the architecture is said to be in the form of a lotus flower, with each of its ten "petals" holding various gallery spaces within the Museum. It is also the world's first ArtScience museum. A cavernous space, with over 21 galleries totalling 50 000 square feet, the ArtScience museum sits on the waterfront of the prestigious Marina Bay Sands, right in the heart of the city.

    Following on from major cities like Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Beijing and Shanghai, Singapore's exhibition (which runs through till the 1st January 2014) presents a whole new feel to the images, underscoring Chanel's values of creativity and modernity. Pictures have been blown up in sizes unseen before and manipulated in ways that blend colour, texture and a clever play of shadow and light in powerful combinations.

    Housed deep beneath the ArtScience Museum, at the very root and heart of Singapore's new iconic monument, 3 enormous exhibition halls were turned into one cavernous space to house all 129 celebrities that Karl Lagerfeld shot for the latest edition of The Little Black Jacket (published July 2013). 22 new celebrities were shot for the second edition of the book, to add to the 107 celebrities he initially photographed for the first edition, published in September, 2012.

    Karl Lagerfeld's photographs illustrate the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel jacket. With celebrities as diverse as the laughing Sarah Jessica Parker, with her jacket turned into a flamboyant "crown", to the wimple created for Supermodel Freja Beja Erichsen, Karl Lagerfeld's creative direction made every picture arresting and idiosyncratic, with each celebrity adapting the garment to reflect their own inimitable style.

    One of the most interesting exhibits includes a short movie of Yoko Ono, moving to the beat of her own drum and creating a rhythm that only someone as free-spirited and eccentric can do.

    The exhibition in Singapore has the addition of 22 new celebrities captured on silk screen, on a wall of it's own. Not all were dressed in black, with arch angel Keira Knightley, ravishing as a couture angel, looking celestial in her white jacket and couture gown, as if descending upon the crowd from the heavens. China's Supermodel Sun Fei Fei went all Oriental as a dowager in an extravagant head dress festooned with Chanel camellias, a dragon embroidered qi pao and some dangerous metallic nails in a homage to the Middle Kingdom. Super blogger, Han Huo Huo, did his own rendition, dark and mysterious with just a smudge of kohl around the eyes for melancholy. A separate room has 4 enormous fire engraved glass portraits, one in each colour of the element. Keira Knightly in heavenly white. Sun Fei Fei in brilliant gold (Yellow being the colour of kings in ancient China), Chinese actress Zhou Xun in majestic red (the traditional Chinese colour to symbolise luck and prosperity) and Han Huo Huo in mysterious blue.

    Fabulous was the night, and fantastic was the exhibition. Add in Future Fashion Fun, and you have The Little Black Jacket all wrapped up in this Lion City.

    Kenneth Goh, Creative Director, Harper's Bazaar Singapore

     

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  • November 9th, 2013

    SINGAPORE, NOVEMBER 8TH
    THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET OPENING

    Interviews by Terence Lee, Editor, NUYOU

    Soundtrack: Depth Affect "Honey Folky"

  • November 9th, 2013

    SEEN IN SINGAPORE
    NOVEMBER 8TH

    Karolina Kurkova, Ju Xiao Wen, Soo Joo & Alma Jodorowsky at the opening of the photographic exhibition The Little Black Jacket in Singapore.

    Photo by Romina Shama

  • November 9th, 2013

    THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET IN SINGAPORE
    FROM NOVEMBER 9TH 2013 TO JANUARY 1ST 2014

    ArtScience Museum
    Marina Bay Sands
    Singapore
    10am - 7pm
    Free admission

    More information on thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com

    Photo by Olivier Saillant

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