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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Keira Knightley Stars in New Chanel Ad (Video)

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Chanel bringing upcoming Cruise show to Dubai

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Star Struck: Chanel J12 Flying Tourbillon High Jewellery

Chanel J12 Flying Tourbillon

 

Among the bevy of new Chanel timepieces waiting in the wings this year is this stunning head-turner which is likely to be the French maison’s main highlight for 2014. This is not the first tourbillon watch by Chanel, neither is it the first tourbillon J12 model; since 2006 there has already been a J12 Tourbillon. What makes this timepiece special is two things: it features a flying tourbillon and it is a high jewellery creation.

Chanel had done flying tourbillon watches but only in the Premiere collection. This was in 2012. The award-winning Premiere Flying Tourbillon also combined a high complication designed with a creative feminine touch with the opulence of gemstones.

The J12 Flying Tourbillon High Jewellery panders to the whimsical desires of the woman watch connoisseur. Its tourbillon carriage rendered in the form of a star and gem-set for that extra touch of luxury perfectly exemplifies Chanel’s approach to watchmaking – it’s never just about making complications for the sake of making them, but interpreting them in a way that’s true to the ethos of House Chanel.

Crafted in 18k white gold and set with a combination of brilliant and baguette cut diamonds, the movement within was produced exclusively for Chanel by complications specialist Renaud & Papi – the same team behind the highly controversial J12 Retrograde Mysterieuse and the Premiere Flying Tourbillon. Only five of these exceptional timepieces will be produced.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chanel acquires lambskin tannery

French fashion house Chanel has purchased the Bodin-Joyeux tannery in Levrous, France, in a bid to ensure the future of its world-class leathers, according to Vogue.

Established in 1860, the tannery specialises in fellmongery (the process whereby fur is removed from hides before tanning), parchments (its original business) and colour-dying.

Despite its new owners, the tannery will not operate exclusively for Chanel and will retain all its clients, for which it currently produces 450,000 skins a year.

Of late, luxury brands have been buying or investing in businesses to guarantee the supply of luxury materials. Chanel also owns Scottish cashmere-makers Barrie Knitwear, Lesage couture embroiderers and plant growers for Chanel No. 5 perfume.

Gucci-owner Kering, Hermes and LVMH have also been buying up tanneries in an effort better to control their supply chain. Recently, LVMH and Hermes even bought crocodile farms.

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Kristen Stewart is the new face of Chanel

Chanel announced that actress Kristen Stewart will star in the campaign for its Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas 2013-2014 collection, presented in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, December 10.

To be shot, naturally, by none other than Karl Lagerfeld himself, the campaign will show the “Twilight” heroine in pieces from this exceptional collection. The 23-year-old brunette follows in the footsteps of Scottish actress Tilda Swinton, the face of the Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edinburgh collection last year.

Kristen Stewart Chanel Fashion show

Kristen Stewart was present for this year’s Métiers d’Art festival in Dallas. In addition to the debut of the Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas 2013-2014 collection, the event was home to the premiere of The Return, the short film on Coco Chanel, directed by Karl Lagerfeld.

The campaign starring Kristen Stewart will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2014. The actress, known for her rocker style, is already a brand ambassador for Florabotanica fragrances from Balenciaga.

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Chanel brings art to Dallas

For its 2013/14 Metiers d’Art fashion show, previously held in India and Scotland, CHANEL will be traveling to Dallas, Texas for a showcase themed “Paris: Dallas”: Fair Park

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Fair Park is the perfect location for Chanel: built in 1936 to celebrate the state’s 100th anniversary, the 277-acre park contains the world’s largest collection of art deco buildings, art and sculpture.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel also visted the city herself to receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion in 1957.

The event will see the first screening of Lagerfeld’s movie The Return, which stars Geraldine Chaplin and Rupert Everett among others, and looks at Coco’s return to the world of Parisian haute couture after years in the fashion wilderness following the Second World War.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s New Chanel Film to Debut in Dallas

The haute couture and cosmetics brand has released the second teaser for its much-anticipated short film “The Return,” written and directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

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This second teaser takes us behind the scenes for an interview with actress Géraldine Chaplin, who stars in the film as Coco Chanel. She speaks of her first meeting with the great couturier.

Charlie Chaplin’s daughter, who makes a very convincing Coco Chanel, is joined on screen by Rupert Everett, Anna Mouglalis, and Arielle Dombasle.

Exploring one part of Gabrielle Coco Chanel’s life and career, this short film of around 30 minutes will premiere on December 10 at the opening of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art 2013/14 fashion show in Dallas.

“The Return” focuses primarily on Coco Chanel’s return to the fashion scene, and on the reopening of her couture house in Paris in 1954.

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‘Chanel would have hated me’ says Karl Lagerfeld

Designer Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel’s head designer Karl Lagerfeld has revealed he thinks the founder of the iconic French fashion house would have “hated” him if they had ever met. Lagerfeld said he had been a “rude awakening” for the prestigious fashion house, which had “grown dusty” before his arrival in 1982.

“I never bumped into Coco Chanel. It was better that way, she would have hated me,” he told an audience of hundreds of French college students at a masterclass in Paris on Tuesday.

“You have to respect things, but if you want to survive, you have to change them,” he said, recalling how he had “pushed” and “exaggerated” classic Chanel themes.

The couture house this year marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s first shop in Deauville in the summer of 1913. Today the label, whose founder died in 1971, has 300 outlets including 185 boutiques in cities such as Sao Paulo, Calgary, New Delhi, Istanbul and Brisbane.

Its creative director Lagerfeld also heads design for Fendi as well as running his own label fashion house, and is famous for his prodigious output.

“Some people say elegance is dead. They’re wrong. It has a new face,” he told the students. “It’s up to us to adapt to the changing times and not the other way around,” said Lagerfeld. “What counts is today.”

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Chanel Cruise 2014 Ad Campaign

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Chanel has presented the campaign for its 2013-2014 Cruise collection, photographed by its famous creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

Shot in black and white, as is often the case when the celebrity designer goes behind the camera, the campaign provides a glimpse into the Chanel Cruise 2013-2014 collection, which can be seen in its entirety on the brand’s website (www.chanel.com).

Based primarily on neutral and dark colors such as black, white, midnight blue, grey and beige, the new collection emphasizes geometric prints, loose-fitting garments and high-waist pants and skirts.

Chanel has also released a video (below) on the story behind this Cruise collection: from the brand’s workshops in Paris to the runway in Singapore.

Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection

It’s Chanel’s Christmas Makeup Collection!

Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection

The French luxury brand’s “Nuit Infinie” Holiday 2013 makeup collection confirms that the season’s metallic trends are here to stay through the holiday season.

Holiday parties are a perfect excuse to add extra sparkle and glimmer to hairstyles, outfits and makeup, and Chanel knows this well. And since metallic shades are already one of this season’s top trends, the Nuit Infinie holiday collection turns up the brilliance factor an extra notch while maintaining the refined style Chanel is known for.

For a radiant yet natural complexion, Chanel’s Poudre Universelle Libre mattifies the skin and masks imperfections. A touch of Joues Contraste blush adds a healthy glow.

When it comes to eye shadows, the new Chanel collection offers two options: the Ombres Matelassées palette, with five shades ranging from beige to dark purple, or the individual Illusion d’Ombre luminous eyeshadows in shimmery bronze and purple shades.

Finally, for an extra touch of shimmer around the eyes, Chanel has introduced reflective bronze shades of both the Ligne Graphique liquid eyeliner and the Mascara Gel Irisé top coat for lashes.

The “Nuit Infinie” collection is available on the Chanel website and at makeup counters worldwide from this month. Prices range from $36/€29.50 (Illusion d’Ombre individual eyeshadow) to $80/€55 (Ombres Matelassées eyeshadow palette).

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Chanel’s New J12 Moonphase Watch

Chanel 12 Moonphase watch

A decade after the launch of the original J12, Chanel’s iconic ceramic watch, the French luxury brand is introducing a new version, inspired by the night sky.

Chanel’s watchmakers have added another technical complication to the J12, adding a small dial indicating the current phase of the moon: new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter.

This is not a unique feature in the world of watchmaking. However, while most watches that show the moon’s phases do so through an aperture in the dial, the J12 Moonphase presents the image of the moon on an aventurine disc in midnight blue, evoking the night sky.

In addition, the watch features all of the other features one would expect from a luxury timepiece, including a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement and a date indicator.

Refined style

The new timepiece is available in a number of versions. Fans of Chanel will be able to choose between white and black for the ceramic version, available with or without the diamond bezel.

Chanel J12 Moonphase black ceramic

Chanel is also producing a more exclusive version of the watch in 18-carat white gold and titanium ceramic, inlaid with 554 or 696 baguette diamonds (limited editions of 12 and 5, respectively).

The ceramic version of the J12 Moonphase is available without diamonds for €6,900 (around $9,300) or with the diamond bezel at €18,000 (around $24,300).

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Marilyn Monroe for Chanel No.5

Marilyn Monroe putting on perfume

Chanel has announced that images of the iconic American actress will be used in TV and print campaigns for its legendary fragrance starting November 17.

Although she did not appear in ads for Chanel No. 5 during her lifetime, Marilyn Monroe may have been the perfume’s best ambassador. In 1952, when asked by Life magazine what she usually wore to bed, she famously responded that she wore nothing but the fragrance.

The declaration went down in Hollywood history as an example of the famous sex symbol’s witty charm, contributing in the process to the mystique surrounding Chanel No. 5.

Six decades later, Chanel plans to place the late actress in the spotlight in No. 5 campaigns.

At the end of 2012, just after bringing on Brad Pitt as an ambassador for No. 5, Chanel released Marilyn and No. 5, a web video in its “Inside CHANEL” series.

The clip expresses Monroe’s affinity for the fragrance through archival images and a previously unreleased audio recording of Monroe discussing her famous quote.

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Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Ad Campaign

Chanel Fall 2013

After a Chanel Fall/Winter 2013-2014 runway show beneath a futuristic metropolis at the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld defies the laws of gravity with the rue Cambon Fashion house’s latest ad campaign.

Three renowned international models posed for the camera in next season’s prêt-à-porter looks: Chiharu Okunugi (Japan), Ashleigh Good (UK) and Soo Joo Park (South Korea).

The first photo reveals the tone of the new collection through some emblematic pieces. Two of the models are busy knitting, while the third locks eyes with the camera.

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Chanel Little Black Jacket exhibit

Chanel heads to São Paulo with traveling exhibit

Chanel Little Black Jacket

The French luxury brand is heading to Brazil’s largest city with its travelling exhibition of photography titled “The Little Black Jacket.”

Chanel has released a short video set to whet the appetite of fans of the brand in South America. The one-minute -ong film features stunning shots of the São Paulo skyline, cut with black and white hands revealing the location of the next “Little Black Jacket” exhibition, all soundtracked by the strings of Andrew Blaney’s “Web of Intrigue.”

Set to take place from October 31 – December 1 at the city’s OCA museum in the Parque do Ibirapuera, the exhibition will offer free admission to the city’s 11 million inhabitants.

Karl Lagerfeld has added to his snaps of celebrities and famous fashion personalities dressed in Chanel’s famous jackets for the exhibition, which is curated by stylist and editor Carine Roitfeld.

Since the exhibition‘s debut in April 2012 in Tokyo, the show has traveled around the world, including visits to Beijing and Shanghai this summer.