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Chanel Coco Crush collection

Coco Crush by Chanel

The French luxury brand has introduced Coco Crush, a jewelry collection inspired by the diamond quilted pattern seen in its handbags, among other accessories. The new line will be available from the end of April.

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One of Chanel’s signature motifs, diamond quilting is an integral part of the brand’s heritage. Seen most famously on the brand’s popular handbags and clutches, the pattern has also appeared on Chanel shoes and other accessories, as well as in haute couture and ready-to-wear items such as jackets. There is even a Chanel watch collection reprising the style.

Chanel Coco Crush collection

Now Chanel is celebrating the motif once again with its Coco Crush jewelry collection. The generously sized items in this line offer an entirely new take on the diamond quilted pattern, which is delicately engraved in gold for an elegant and understated effect.

The collection includes rings and a cuff bracelet available in white or yellow 18K gold. The rings are available in small, medium or large versions.

Chanel Coco Crush bracelet

The Coco Crush jewelry line by Chanel will go on sale at the end of April.

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Chanel is Finally Launching E-Commerce

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, one of the last fashion houses to resist online retailing, is reportedly set to launch an e-commerce option next year.

The house’s president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky, told Women’s Wear Daily: “we are testing the approach.” He added that the development will probably come to fruition around September 2016 but there are rumors that the measure could be in place as early as the first quarter of the year.

Fragrances, cosmetics and sunglasses are currently the only Chanel products available online, including through third-party retailers.

But progress is inevitable, and it looks as though the French house is finally willing to change with the times.

In doing so it joins Fendi, which became the latest luxury brand to embrace e-commerce with the opening of its online store this spring.

Chanel Mademoiselle Prive watch

A mother-of-pearl camellia watch from Chanel

Chanel Mademoiselle Prive watch

 has unveiled the Mademoiselle Privé Décor Camélia Nacré, a new women’s watch with a mother-of-pearl camellia on its dial.

A frequent motif in the brand’s jewelry collections, camellias were one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite flowers.

A high-end material, mother-of-pearl lends a shimmery, iridescent aspect to the dial of this luxury timepiece.

The effect is all the more striking considering that the camellia motif is made with mother-of-pearl marquetry, which requires painstakingly precise craftsmanship considering the delicate nature of the material.

Slightly off center on the 18K white gold dial, the mother-of-pearl camellia has a sculpted appearance and is surrounded by 330 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.02cts). The 18K white gold case is also set with diamonds (60 brilliant-cut stones for a total weight of 1ct), as is the 18K white gold pin buckle on the black satin strap (80 brilliant-cut stones).

The Mademoiselle Privé Décor Camélia Nacré houses a mechanical self-winding movement with hours and minutes functions and a power reserve of 42 hours.

The new model is on display at Baselworld, which is taking place in Basel, Switzerland through March 26.

Mademoiselle Prive Decor Camelia Nacre

Chanel store in downtown Shanghai

Shopping rush at Chanel stores after price cut

Chanel store in downtown Shanghai

Chinese shoppers are mobbing Chanel stores and counting their savings after the French fashion house slashed handbag prices in the world’s biggest luxury market due to the slumping euro.

Long lines formed at Chanel stores in commercial hub Shanghai and shopping mecca Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, this week as word spread of deep discounts, according to media reports.

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China is widely considered the world’s biggest luxury market as a rising middle class and corrupt officials drive a shopping frenzy, but domestic prices are high due to hefty import taxes and huge retail mark-ups.

At one branch of Chanel in Shanghai, dozens waited anxiously in line for their turn, fearing the shelves might be stripped bare before a shop assistant could escort each person one-by-one into the store.

Miao Sijia, a well-dressed woman in her 20s who said she does not work, rushed 50 kilometres from a nearby city to buy a limited-edition, gold-coloured 2.55 bag for a discounted 19,700 yuan ($3,200).

“I rushed from Kunshan to buy a Chanel bag after a store clerk told me they were making a special price adjustment,” Miao, a VIP customer of the store, told AFP.

Chanel said it was harmonising the prices of its products around the world, including the 2.55, 11.12 and Boy bag collections, but did not specify the size of the discounts in China, or price rises in the eurozone.

White collar worker Wang Lei, also in her 20s, gave up 5,500 yuan ($894) of her salary to buy a Cambon purse but marvelled at the 21 percent discount. “It was almost 7,000 yuan ($1,138) before,” she told AFP.

Chanel store

Chanel to harmonize global pricing

Chanel store

French fashion house  is set to harmonize its global pricing structure from next month, in response to the changing market.

According to WWD, Chanel will begin by harmonizing sticker prices for three of its most iconic handbags from April 8, which will effectively translate to a hike in price for Europe and a significant drop in Asia.

In China — the world’s third largest market after the US and Japan — the shift will see that prices are never higher than five percent above the prices in euros, Chanel’s president of fashion Bruno Pavlovsky told French daily Le Monde, thus bringing its Asia-based customers back to the fold.

Pavlovsky added the shift to its pricing strategy overall is a “better way to ensure the relationship we want to build with our customers” and “prepare the brand for the next 10 to 15 years.”

The strategy, which may help to balance out the brand’s prices amidst continuous currency fluctuations and encourage consumers to purchase only certified products, will reportedly see Chanel introduce harmonized prices gradually and across all fashion categories, with full alignment to be complete by the end of this year.

Exceptions to the strategy include Brazil, constrained by high export duties, and prices in the US, UK, Canada and Japan, which will remain relatively untouched as they are already well-aligned, according to Pavlovsky.

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CHANEL ‘3 Girls, 3 Bags’

Supermodel Alice Dellal, American actress Kristen Stewart and French actress Vanessa Paradis

Supermodel Alice Dellal, American actress Kristen Stewart and French actress Vanessa Paradis have returned to inspire Karl Lagerfeld’s latest campaign for the luxury brand’s handbags.

“Three women, three handbags” is how Chanel presents its latest campaign. In the first visuals revealed, the famous brand ambassadors pose separately, each with one of the label’s bags.

1) Vanessa Paradis for the Girl Chanel

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Among Chanel’s signature spokesmodels, French actress Vanessa Paradis first posed for the label in 1991 as the face of the Coco fragrance.

Nearly a quarter of a century later, the partnership is still going strong.

For Karl Lagerfeld, Vanessa Paradis poses naked, wearing only a pearl necklace and the new Girl Chanel handbag in lambskin leather with a leather braid.

2) Alice Dellal for the Boy 

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The British supermodel has always been the face of the Boy bag, which is particularly suited to her androgynous style.

In this latest campaign, she stays true to this style, wearing only a loose-fitting leather shirt and a denim patchwork version of the Boy handbag.

3) Kristen Stewart for the 11.12

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Finally, Kristen Stewart is the face of one of the French label’s enduring classics, the quilted 11.12 handbag.

In the black and white photograph, the young woman wears a silk crepe suit and the famous bag in chevron quilted lambskin.

“For me the iconic handbag is just like the House of Chanel, fundamental and modern, two qualities not usually shared,” said Stewart, who is best known to movie fans as the star of the “Twilight” franchise.

Chanel Misia

Misia: the first Chanel fragrance by Olivier Polge

Chanel Misia

When designing his first fragrance for the French luxury brand, the nose Olivier Polge was inspired by a turning point in the life of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. This defining moment can be summed up in a name of the Chanel founder’s close friend: Misia Sert.

Whether in the realm of fashion, couture, jewelry or fragrances, heritage and transmission often emerge as key themes at Chanel.

This was certainly the case in September 2013, when Olivier Polge joined the Chanel perfume laboratory, following in the footsteps of his father Jacques Polge, a nose at the brand since 1978.

For his first composition for the brand, Olivier Polge drew inspiration from the life of Coco Chanel and from the story of her dear friend Misia Sert, who left a lasting impact on the designer’s personal life and career.

“My inspiration for this perfume was not Misia herself, as a person, but the turning point she represents in the life of Gabrielle Chanel,” explains the perfume artist.

Perfumer Olivier Polge

Misia: the friend, the muse, the discovery

A muse and patron to several artists during the 1920s and 1930s, Misia Sert played a crucial role in the life of Gabrielle Chanel.

As Mademoiselle Coco was grieving the death of her one true love, Arthur Capel, in a car accident, Misia introduced her to Venice and its distinctive architecture, which would later influence jewelry collections and other lines at Chanel. It was during the same period that Misia introduced the designer to Diaghilev and the dancers of his Ballets Russes, among other influential figures in creative circles.

It is this vital role that Polge sought to convey in scent with his first perfume for Chanel. The composition pays homage to this period in Gabrielle Chanel’s life in part through powder notes, which are inspired by the stage makeup worn by the dancers of the Ballets Russes.

A powdery floral

The latest addition to the Chanel Les Exclusifs range of high-end perfumes, the new eau de toilette opens with notes of violet and powder, which are combined with precious ingredients such as Grasse rose, Turkish rose and iris. The base is a combination of tonka bean and Laotian benzoin.

Chanel Misia will go on sale from February 28 at select stores. Price: €133 (around $151) for 75ml and €255 (around $290) for 200ml.

Chanel Bleu 2015

James Gray directs the latest Chanel Bleu campaign

Five years after the first campaign, Gaspard Ulliel is still the face of Chanel Bleu in a campaign film directed by James Gray.

In a follow-up to the advertising film helmed by Martin Scorsese in 2010 (watch the video below), Gray directed French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who is now more mature and looks more elegant than ever.

The new video, like the stills from the corresponding outdoor and magazine campaigns, features the mysterious and charismatic Gaspard Ulliel.

The French actor portrays a movie star who, shifting between fantasy and reality, flees a world in which he is hounded by his fans. In his search for some form of serenity, he ultimately comes face to face with himself.

Chanel Bleu Eau de Parfum campaign

“I wanted to raise the issue of this craziness inherent to the film world, within which we lead both a comfortable and an uncomfortable life,” Gray explains. “In a sense, that is almost a kind of vertigo that comes with the ridiculous and the overflow of attention.”

Gaspard Ulliel and James Gray

“There may be a parallel between Mademoiselle Chanel’s somewhat rebellious personality and the ‘Bleu’ character. This extreme freedom, this strength and this determination,” Gaspard Ulliel said.

Chanel Bleu Eau de Parfum ad campaign

Filmed at night in Los Angeles, the campaign is soundtracked by Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”

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Chanel launches Première Rock watch collection

Premiere Rock collection

The French brand has presented its new Première Rock watch collection, which combines the sophistication inherent to the Chanel name with a younger, more modern and more rebellious side.

Upon first glance, the watches in this new collection resemble Chanel’s classic Première model. But a closer look reveals a number of design details added to create an edgier, more contemporary rock ‘n’ roll style.

The collection consists of four models: the Première Rock Métal with a double-wrap steel chain bracelet with a black lacquered dial (€4,500) and the Première Rock Rose, Beige or Bleu with a triple-wrap bracelet interlaced with dyed leather (pink, beige or blue, respectively) and a mother-of-pearl dial (€4,100).

Both models come with a high-precision quartz movement. They are also water resistant at up to 30 meters underwater.

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Paris-Salzburg Métiers d'Art show

Chanel Plans Shows for New York, Rome and Seoul

Paris-Salzburg Métiers d'Art show

 announced on Thursday that it will be repeating its recent Métiers d’Art show in New York City at the end of March, and will also be be bringing its forthcoming Cruise collection to South Korea, before the next Métiers d’Art show in Rome next December.

On March 31 in New York City, Chanel will reshow the Paris-Salzburg collection that was first presented on December 2 at the Schloss Leopoldskron, a sumptuous palace in the snowy Austrian city of Salzburg.

Following the Big Apple show, the Croisière (Resort 2016) collection will then be unveiled at the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza in the South Korean capital Seoul on Monday, May 4.

The final big news in the brand’s year of mobile fashion shows is that the next Métiers d’Art show (the Pre-Fall 2016 season) will be shown in Rome, with the Italian capital welcoming Chanel on December 1 this year.

We can’t wait to see what various influences Lagerfeld takes from the dynamic Asian tech hub for Resort and from the ancient city of Rome.

Chanel Cosmique collection rings

Chanel takes its jewelry into the cosmos

Chanel Cosmique collection rings

The luxury brand has presented Cosmique, its latest fine jewelry collection, which combines white gold and diamonds with high-tech ceramic.

A few months ago, Chanel introduced a collection inspired by comets, including pieces with evocative names like “Nuit de Diamants” (Night of Diamonds), “Voie Lactée” (Milky Way) and “Étoile Filante” (Shooting Star).

Now, with its Cosmique line, the French brand returns yet again to one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite themes — the night sky — with a new take on a motif she created in 1932.

The pieces in this latest collection have a distinctly modern and minimalist style, with high-tech ceramic as the primary material.

The collection consists mainly of rings and pendant necklaces, in which diamond-studded comets and stars, outlined in 18K white gold, are set in white or black high-tech ceramic.

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.

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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

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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.

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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


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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.

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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.