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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.

chanel premiere rock collection

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.


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.


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


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.


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.

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