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Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Gisele Bündchen poses by iconic Paris spots for Chanel

Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Karl Lagerfeld shot Brazilian megastar  in black and white for a new Spring/Summer 2015 campaign titled ‘Afterdark’.

Paris by night was the perfect backdrop for Gisele Bündchen in the latest  campaign. Shot around the Saint Germain-des-Prés area and the Seine River, the 34-year-old model appears barefoot in the images with her hair worn down over her shoulders, all designed to capture the modernity and easygoing attitude of the Spring/Summer 2015 collection.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Photographed in black and white and playing off some of the city’s dramatic lighting effects, the images show off pieces like the classic Chanel tweeds which come in reversible coats, menswear-inspired wide-legged trouser suits, alongside cotton sweaters and lambskin suede looks.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Gisele is the current face of the brand’s Chanel N°5 fragrance. The ready-to-wear campaign is set to launch in January 2015.

Lucia Pica

Chanel hires Italian makeup artist Lucia Pica

Lucia Pica

Chanel have announced that Italian make-up artist Lucia Pica will take up a position as global creative make-up and colour designer in the new year.

At age 38, Lucia Pica is already a known name in the world of fashion and beauty, having worked on runway shows for Peter Pilotto, Damir Doma and House of Holland and on advertising campaigns for Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana, among others.

Chanel Plumes Precieuses

A freelancer since 2008, the Italian makeup artist has also collaborated with Chanel on several campaigns, including one recently for the brand’s Plumes Précieuses holiday makeup line.

Lucia Pica will take up her new duties at Chanel from January 1.

Reincarnation

Watch: Chanel’s ‘Reincarnation’ Film Is Here

Reincarnation, Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel short film, has been revealed in full ahead of today’s Metiers d’Art show in Salzburg, Austria.

In the seven-minute film,  and  play 20th century hotel workers (while Madame Chanel is staying as a guest in Salzburg) who escape into a nighttime fantasy, dancing to a soundtrack of “CC The World.”

The song was written especially for the occasion by Pharrell, and is sung by the musician and the model as a duet.

The two leads will also be the face of the campaign when it launches.

Reincarnation

In the clip, Cara is all dressed up in a vintage ballgown with her hair tied up in impressive ringlets to play the empress.

Scenes show the British model dancing with Pharrell, who is clad in an elaborate red and gold uniform with sash to play the elevator operator.

Cara Delevingne Pharrell Chanel

Gisele Bundchen and Michiel Huisman

Watch The Beautful New Chanel No 5 Film

Gisele Bundchen for Chanel No5

After two days of teasing, the brand has finally released Baz Luhrmann’s new  campaign film in its entirety.

Following the photos, teaser and making of video shared earlier this week, the complete Chanel No. 5 advertising film has hit the internet.

Baz Luhrmann, who made waves in 2004 with his short film starring Nicole Kidman for the same fragrance, directed  and Dutch actor Michiel Huisman in this latest video.

In “The One That I Want,” Gisele Bündchen plays an active and modern woman. A surfer, a mother and a model, she is above all else a woman in love, who is willing to stop at nothing to be with the object of her affection.

Gisele Bundchen and Michiel Huisman

The video is soundtracked by the eponymous song from “Grease,” in a cover by Lo-Fang.

As an added bonus, Chanel has also released a second video on the making of the new campaign video, titled “The Film Behind the Film.”

Simultaneously with the new video, Chanel has revealed several new photos of Bündchen as the new face of the No. 5 fragrance.

Gisele Bundchen plays a model

LISTEN TO MARILYN MONROE TALK ABOUT CHANEL NO. 5

Karlie Kloss Coco Noir

Karlie Kloss fronts campaign for Coco Noir by Chanel

Karlie Kloss Coco Noir

Karlie Kloss has just joined Chanel as the latest spokesmodel for the Coco Noir fragrance. In a photograph taken by Sølve Sundsbø, the supermodel’s face is silhouetted against a dark backdrop next to the Coco Noir flacon.

SEE ALSO: COCO NOIR, THE NEW FRAGRANCE FROM CHANEL

Karlie Kloss for Coco Noir

This is the first time that Kloss has fronted a Chanel campaign, although she has walked the runway for the brand in the past.

Chanel Fall-Winter 2014 ad campaign “Coco Coach”

After a preview earlier this month, Chanel launched its complete fall-winter 2014 campaign with Cara Delevingne and Binx Walton.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2014 ad campaign "Coco Coach"

The girls play off-duty athletes in pieces from the Fall/Winter 2014/15 ready-to-wear collection, available in September.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2014 ad campaign "Coco Coach"

Wearing classic tweed jackets and skirts with sporty Chanel sneakers, the pair also strike some sporty poses on the warehouse set. 

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Chanel Private view

Karl Lagerfeld directs new short film for Chanel


Karl Lagerfeld has created a new film for  titled “Private View.”

Filmed in black and white the fun four-minute clip features a split-screen comic book style and dialogue boxes. Shot at the Chanel store on 31 rue Cambon, British fashionista Lady Amanda Harlech plays an important client who arrives at the brand’s famous Paris boutique for a private show.

American model Jamie Bochert plays the nervous manager of the store awaiting Harlech, who arrives on a motorbike, catching Bochert off-guard.

Finally settled onto a luxurious sofa, the mysterious client is treated to a run-through of key looks from the pre-Fall 2014 collection, which is shown off by a cast of models including Nadja Bender, Grace Mahary, Ashleigh Good, Marine Deleeuw, Lindsey Wixson and Soo Joo Park.

The Pre-Fall collection is available in Chanel stores now, but you don’t have to “take everything” like Harlech’s character!

Lily Collins for Barrie Knitwear

Chanel-owned Barrie opens Paris store

Lily Collins for Barrie Knitwear

The Scottish cashmere label opened its first store Monday, debuting the brand in the City of Light.

When Parisian luxury brand Chanel first announced it was buying knitwear house Barrie, some people were surprised by the French fashion giant’s interest in the small cashmere specialists who had been quietly turning out top-quality knits for some of the biggest names in fashion since 1905.

Now, with the launch of the 20-piece debut collection for Fall-Winter 2014 and this week’s opening of Barrie’s first store at 380 rue Saint Honoré in Paris, the vision for the brand has become a little clearer.

The line has also been sported by actress Lily Collins in the first campaign for the label, with the 25-year-old actress shot by Lagerfeld in the images.

Alongside the standalone Barrie store on rue Saint Honoré, the brand is also stocked at luxury retailers around the world including Neiman Marcus, Harrods and Colette.

Chanel Aspen Colorado

Chanel launching Aspen pop-up

Chanel Aspen Colorado

Aspen, Colorado, one of the world’s most famous mountain resorts, will play host to the first ever Chanel pop-up store in the USA.

It’s the second time Chanel has recently headed to the States, and fittingly, the store will hold the Métiers d’Arts Paris-Dallas Collection which was first unveiled last December at the Art Deco-styled Dallas Fair Park in Texas.

The Aspen space, located at Casa Tua, will mix modern and traditional elements to showcase the Wild West-inspired collection.

The store will launch with a private event on June 26, and will be open to the public from June 27 through July 6.

Lily Collins poses for Barrie Knitwear campaign

Lily Collins for Barrie Knitwear 2014

Cashmere brand Barrie Knitwear enlists actress Lily Collins for its first ready to wear campaign for Autumn-Winter 2014/15.

The company was recently acquired by Chanel, and the advertisements were photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. The new line has been designed to shake up the cashmere market with 20 new edgy silhouettes.

Lily Collins Barrie Knitwear

Twenty-five-year-old Collins made her movie debut in 2009 with “The Blind Side” and has gone on to success with film roles alongside Paul Bettany in “Priest” and Julia Roberts in “Mirror Mirror.”

The collection will get its preview at Colette in Paris from June 9, with the opening of the brand’s first store at 380 rue Saint-Honoré, on June 15.

Lily Collins for Barrie Knitwear

Kristen Stewart for Chanel

Kristen Stewart for Chanel

Kristen Stewart is the latest Hollywood celebrity to star in a campaign for the legendary French luxury house.

Kristen Stewart has appeared in the Dallas-themed shoot for Chanel, showing off the brand’s latest Métiers d’Art collection which got its runway reveal late last year in Texas.

Kristen Stewart Chanel Ad Campaign

The collaboration was first announced back in December last year, just after the show on December 10 at Dallas Fair Park.

Stewart appears in the images, which were photographed by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, wearing the cowgirl-themed collection and rocking braids on the side of her head.

Kristen Stewart Chanel

The 24-year-old actress is following in the footsteps of Tilda Swinton, who was revealed as the face of the collection this time last year.

Tilda Swinton Chanel campaign

Something of a fashion favorite, Kristen has previously been the face of Balenciaga’s Florabotanica fragrance.

Balenciaga Florabotanica

Chanel Makeup

Chanel launches bespoke bridal beauty service

Chanel Makeup

CHANEL has launched a new beauty service for brides at its Covent Garden and Bond Street boutiques in London, designed to help women prepare for the big day. A £90 (approx $150) fee gets you three bridal services — with a choice of wedding makeup consultation or tutorial, and fragrance and skincare consultations — and each service lasts an hour.

“The Chanel bride knows that the key to looking your best on your big day is about looking like yourself at your most beautiful,” explained the brand.

“It is having the confidence to direct your makeup artist or apply your own makeup, whilst relaxing in the knowledge that your skin is glowing and your fragrance carefully chosen”.

Chanel Covent Garden

The consultation takes you through four looks (engagement drinks, wedding day, honeymoon and rehearsal dinner), while the tutorial trains you how to do them yourself.

Fragrance and beauty consultations both do exactly what they say on the box, helping you to pick out the perfect products for your big day.

You can record your makeup looks, skincare routine and fragrance notes in the keepsake Chanel Bridal Journal, which comes as part of the package.

Chanel Monster Headphones

Chanel x Monster Headphones

Chanel Monster Headphones

Chanel has teamed up with Monster Headphones to create a special set of headphones. These headphones were first spotted on Swizz Beatz and Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014 runway.

Swizz Beatz and Karl Lagerfeld

The luxury ear gears are fashioned with a quilted leather headband and adorned with signature Chanel’s interlocking C’s. To top it off, the headsets come complete with a matching carry case in matelassé finish.

chanel headphones

The price of the headphones and its release date has not yet been revealed..

Chanel summer 2014 eyewear collection

Alice Dellal for Chanel Spring Summer 2014 eyewear

Chanel summer 2014 eyewear collection

Alice Dellal has been shot by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld for a new Spring-Summer 2014 campaign.

The 26-year-old Brazilian-born UK-based model appears lounging around, “part rebel, part blossoming young girl” according to the label.

The decontracté look went as far as the decor, which was designed to look like a student’s bedroom (albeit the kind of student who can slip an inside-out Chanel cardigan over her shoulders).

Dellal has previously modeled as the face of Spanish fast-fashion label Mango and lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. She was also picked out by Lagerfeld in 2012 as the face of the Chanel ‘Boy’ line of bags and clutches.

Chanel summer 2014 eyewear

Chanel Launching Watch Ad Campaign

Famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier has shot a new black and white campaign for the French luxury brand’s watch line.

Instant Chanel advertising campaign

L’Instant Chanel campaign was unveiled at the Baselworld watch fair in Switzerland. Photographed by legendary fashion snapper Patrick Demarchelier, the 15 black-and-white double-page visuals show off the Chanel Première, J12 and Mademoiselle Privé watch collections.

Instant Chanel ad campaign

Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the images debuted in France’s Le Figaro and will appear in mid-May for the June issues of global glossy mags. They will then pop up in wider international print and digital press in June.

Keira Knightley 2014

Keira Knightley Stars in New Chanel Ad (Video)

Keira Knightley 2014

Keira Knightley returns as the mysterious and glamorous face of the Coco Mademoiselle scent, a role she has played since 2007.

Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky plays the lovestruck hunk this time around, chasing Knightley around some glamorous Parisian parties and riverside locations to the sounds of The Zombies’s 1964 track “She’s Not There.”

“Nobody can quite capture her. She’s kind of there, but she’s sort of playing with him,” Keira explains in a behind-the-scenes interview (below).

Bafta-winning director Joe Wright is a regular collaborator, the Hollywood actress having first worked with him on Wright’s “Pride & Prejudice” (2005) and follow-up hit “Atonement” (2007).

The ad is set to hit TV screens on Friday, March 21 and the brand is also releasing a 900ml bottle of the scent available upon request for €4,365.

Chanel J12-365

Chanel to unveil ultra-feminine J12-365

Chanel J12-365

The French luxury brand will present the latest version of its now iconic J12 watch at the next edition of Baselworld (March 27-April 3).

At first glance, the J12-365 appears to differ only slightly from previous versions of Chanel’s prestigious ceramic watch.

In reality, however, Chanel has made a number of innovative changes to the timepiece and given it a more refined, feminine allure.

Still round and made of high-tech ceramic, the J12-365 maintains the defining characteristics of the original J12. However, the ceramic case — in black or white depending on the version — is accented with steel or with beige gold, a new shade of 18K gold obtained through an alloy developed by Chanel.

Another notable change is the size of the new J12, which has a 36.5mm diameter, down from 38mm on previous versions. This subtle change gives the watch a daintier, even more feminine aspect than previous models.

This new model has a mechanical self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve and hour, minute, second and date indication. The small seconds dial and date are both located at 6 o’clock.

The J12-365 is available in eight variations: in white ceramic with steel or beige gold and with or without diamond inlay, or in black ceramic with steel or beige gold and with or without diamond inlay.

Models shop at Chanel Supermarket (Video)

Karl Lagerfeld turns Grand Palais into giant supermarket to debut Chanel’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

chanel supermarket hashion show

The unusual catwalk show is part of Paris Fashion Week 2014, and featured Lagerfeld’s muse Cara Delevigne.

Chanel supermarket

Princess Sirivannavari of Thailand browsed breakfast cereals in a tiara; Keira Knightley lingered by the cheese counter; Rihanna looked glamorous over by biscuits and cakes.

Chanel Supermarket rihanna

Guests trailed the aisles in amazement: condiments, pastas, oils and vinegars, cheeses and charcuterie, brooms and dusters, buckets and mops.

Chanel supermarket Paris

Were they real? Can we take them home? people asked assistants in white jackets with a garish supermarket logo.

Chanel Supermarket Sweep

The answer? Some were, some weren’t. Help yourself to fruit, vegetables and sweets. The packets that were empty would go on display in Chanel shops.

Karl lagerfeld Chanel Supermarket

dubai highest restaurant

Chanel bringing upcoming Cruise show to Dubai

Karl Lagerfeld is presenting the Chanel 2014/15 Cruise Collection in Dubai.

dubai highest restaurant

The collection will as usual be unveiled in-between the main fashion week seasons, on May 13.

Details relating to the star-studded event’s inspiration and decor are still top secret although we can expect another grand show full of extravagant details.

The Chanel Resort collection is one of the fashion world’s most anticipated events, with previous shows having taken place in Paris, Versailles, Singapore, Los Angeles and Saint Tropez on the French Riviera.

Lion Baroque bracelet

Les Perles de Chanel collection

During haute couture fashion week, Chanel is presenting its latest collection of “haute joaillerie” (high jewelry). Titled “Les Perles de Chanel,” the fine jewelry line emphasizes the elegance and femininity of pearls by surrounding them with diamonds, sapphires and amethysts.

It was a given that pearls would be in the spotlight in the fashion and jewelry world this season, so it’s no surprise that Chanel has devoted its latest haute joaillerie collection to the gems of the sea, which were so dear to its founder.

The image of Mademoiselle Chanel is inseparable from pearls. Wearing them in earrings, chokers, short necklaces or row upon row of long strands, she only took them off to sleep,” explains the brand.

Lion Baroque bracelet

An imaginary world

In this exceptional collection, Chanel pairs pearls with some of the brand’s other signature themes, such as camellias, majestic lions (the main theme of the brand’s previous haute joaillerie collection), and even constellations.

A rainbow of different types of cultured pearls can be found, in varying sizes, shapes and colors. Exquisite oyster pearls from the South Seas, Tahiti and Japan are found alongside a few freshwater mussel pearls.

And of course, the pearls come in a wide array of colors — gold, black, pink, grey and white — blending in perfectly with white and yellow gold, diamonds, tourmalines, aquamarines and amethysts.

Rosee de Camelia bracelet

Extraordinary necklaces

Among the signature pieces in the Les Perles de Chanel collection is the “Perles de Jour” necklace: a strand of South Sea pearls graced by 8kt of diamonds. This “Day Pearls” necklace is also available in a “Night Pearls” version (“Perles de Nuit”), with Tahitian grey pearls.

Another exceptional necklace, the “Printemps de Camélia” (“Camellia Spring”) features pearls in several colors, accented with camellia shapes with diamond inlay and a sapphire core, whose colors echo those of the pearls.

The “Lion Baroque” necklace, reprising one of Chanel’s longtime symbols, alternates white, grey and gold pearls in three strands, which come together in a lion’s head with intricate sapphire inlay.

Rings, bracelets, earrings and brooches round out the Les Perles de Chanel collection.

Perles de Nuit necklace