Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Masters the French Bob—And Dark Sunglasses for Day—At Chanel

The idiosyncratically snipped bob is having a moment, and as with most trendsA trend is the latest style of popular culture including but not limited to: clothing, music, vernacular (common speech), and the latest tv shows. This form of culture is usually expressed by preps and other kids trying desperately to be accepted by peers despite obvious outcastment., there’s a French iteration that oozes insouciance. Just look to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy—supermodel, songstress, and former First Lady of France—in Chanel’s front row today for proof.

Making a decidedly more low-key fashion week appearance than last season, when Sarkozy-Bruni took to the Versace runway in Milan alongside a cadre of fellow ‘90s supers, she embodied the discreet chic of la Parisienne. Standing against Karl Lagerfeld’s spectacular set—which included a trompe l’oeil forest path within the Grand Palais so real, it warranted a double take—Bruni-Sarkozy’s effortless auburn-brunette bob featured eyelash-skimming bangs brushed to one side and undone, glossy rumple over statuesque polish. She paired the look with leather pants and a sheer knitKnitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric for use in many types of garments. sweater, then offered up one more beauty power play: The supermodel swapped noticeable makeup for clean skinSkin is the soft outer tissue covering vertebrates., a natural glow, and—what else?—bold dark sunglasses for day.

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source: https://www.vogue.com/article/carla-bruni-sarkozy-chanel-fall-2018-front-row-bob-haircut-dark-sunglasses-paris

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Into the Woods With Angela Lindvall, Keira Knightley, and Vanessa Paradis at Chanel

Only Karl Lagerfeld has the power to change the seasons—at least inside the Grand Palais. This morning’s Chanel show was set in a woodsy, autumnal wonderland, complete with real trees, moss, and piles of leaves reminiscent of Lagerfeld’s upbringing in the country. “We all thought it was nearly spring, but no, it’s autumn!” Keira Knightley told VogueVogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway. Vogue began as a weekly newspaper in 1892 in the United States, before becoming a monthly publication years later. after the show, pointing out a foliage-printed dressA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). that “has her name on it.” Fellow Chanel campaign star Vanessa Paradis added: “I love that you could smell the show before you could see it.”

Angela Lindvall experienced the whole thing with Vogue, starting with hair and makeupMakeup(Cosmetics) are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds; some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil), and some being synthetics.Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne. in her hotel suite (and a special delivery from Lagerfeld). Watch our behind-the-scenes video with her above, then read Sarah Mower’s Chanel review here.

source: https://www.vogue.com/article/chanel-fall-2018-behind-the-scenes-video

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What’s in Soo Joo Park’s Bag? And Stella Tennant’s? And Susie Lau’s? Find Out in Chanel’s New Podcast Series

What’s better than an invitation to Coco Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment? An invitation to talk with Amanda Harlech—Karl Lagerfeld’s “outside pair of eyes”—about ChanelChanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. handbags inside Coco’s apartment. Harlech spoke with model Stella Tennant (an old friend), Anne Berest, a coauthor of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, and The Webster owner Laure Hériard Dubreuil, and seven other super-stylish women during Paris Fashion Week; now Chanel is releasing those intimate conversations as a series of podcasts, 3.55 Handbag Stories, on Apple Music.

The 3.55 series takes its name for Coco’s iconic 2.55 bag. Chanel’s career is quilted with innovations—she is partly, if not wholly, responsible for the early 20th century’s vision of a (newly) mobile woman. But the straps on the 2.55, inspired by the functionality of soldiers’ gear, are near the top of the list of her brainchildren. Up until 1929, when she introduced the prototype (it got its official title in February 1955), women carried their handbags in their hands. 2018’s self-absorbed texters owe the designer a debt of gratitude.

The 2.55 wasn’t just a practical improvement, it arguably signaled a psychological shift, as well. Strapped to the shoulder, the 2.55 became ever more essential, not just as a tool of convenience, but as a marker of identity. That’s what Harlech tries to get at in these interviews. “For me it was a process of discovery,” she told Vogue. “What you put in it. What it represents. Whether it’s something that finishes off your outfitClothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depend on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific., or it’s a starting point. Its symbolic meaning to the wearer. You’re carrying some part, if you like, of your protective environment around with you.”

As for Harlech herself, she says she has just four Chanel handbagsA handbag, also called purse or pouch in North American English, is a handled medium-to-large bag, often used by women, to carry personal items.. This is a woman whose contract—if you believe the Internet—entitles her to one piece of Chanel haute couture per season. Only four, Amanda? “I’m a very edited person.” And a gifted conversationalist.

source: https://www.vogue.com/article/chanel-355-handbag-stories-podcast

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Cara Delevingne Wears a Broken Chanel Belt as a Necklace

Today, Cara Delevingne stepped out wearing a curious ChanelChanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. accessory around her neck. Was it customized suspenders by Karl Lagerfeld himself? Did the House release a line of limited-edition scarves and we simply didn’t get the memo? No and no. Look a little closer. Delevingne is actually wearing a belt around her neck—a broken belt, that is—as a necklaceA necklace is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck. Necklaces may have been one of the earliest types of adornment worn by humans.Necklaces often serve ceremonial, religious, magical, or funerary purposes. They are also often used as symbols of wealth and status, given that they are commonly made of precious metals and stones.. It appeared as if she clipped the double-C logo buckle onto her pants and swung the strap, along with its frayed end, around her neck, creating a very clever, makeshift piece. She paired the DIY-chic belt-cum-necklace with the standard model-off-duty look: white scoop neck t-shirt, a brown leather coat, black skinny jeans, and sneakers.

So, just exactly why is Delevingne sporting a broken belt? One theory is that the piece simply broke en route and an intuitive Delevingne customized it on the spot, transforming the statement belt into, well, a statement necklace. This isn’t the first time a model has pulled off a quick-think fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. hack. In 2007, at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, fellow Brit Kate Moss famously ripped the hem off of a Christian Dior gown after Courtney Love stepped on it and tore it. Looks like a fashion faux pas has never looked so good. Now, let’s see if the house will take a cue from Delevingne and start reproducing her bespoke Chanel neckpiece.

source: https://www.vogue.com/article/cara-delevingne-wears-broken-chanel-belt-as-necklace

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RESORT 2019–Chanel

Is it to do with the aura of political confidence—and youthful charm—that Emmanuel Macron is announcing around the world that the three big Paris fashion houses (plus Gucci) have decided that France is the place to show their Cruise collections this year? Chanel, Christian Dior, and Louis Vuitton have all ceased their far-flung travels and opted to treat their clients to immersive French experiences this season. Karl Lagerfeld wasn’t at the reception for fashion designers which Macron threw at the Elysée Palace in October (as it fell on the night before the Chanel ready-to-wear show), but he’s been vocal about how highly he rates Macron and his wife Brigitte. How much he thought about sailing with the fair winds of Macronics behind him is pure speculation, but the fact is that Chanel got in first, with a Cruise show that stayed put—the tempation is to say, anchored—in Paris. Why leave the city, when you’re able to command the construction of a vast model of a passenger ship in the Grand Palais, and ask everyone on board?

The clothingClothing (also known as clothes and attire) is a collective term for garments, items worn on the body. Clothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. read both as a sentimental journey around the ’80s, when Lagerfeld began designing for the house, and of the signatures—quilting, tweed, sailor pants, pearls, Scottish cashmeres, camellias—that Gabrielle Chanel brought to fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. in the first place. The vast imitation ship was named La Pausa, after Chanel’s summer house in the south of France, while a press release steered attention toward the fact that Coco Chanel was essentially the first designer to make vacation clothes for wealthy clients, first in the resort of Deauville in 1919, and how she later built on that success to introduce the first croisiere collections at her house in the Rue Cambon in Paris in the late 1920s. Essentially, it was the first lifestyle collection, suited to the leisured classes’ penchant for sailing around the Mediterranean in the summer months—which the super-rich still do, in droves. A young ChanelChanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. client, fully habituated to the scene, declared it “everything I’d like to wear when I get on a boat—the short dresses, the sailor pants, the prints. Easy.”

What that customer liked was “the femininity” of the shapes, dealt out with an ’80s-flavored rounded shoulder, cropped jackets, and an emphasis on the waist, and the ultra-leggy lengths. It was a client-pleasing collection, then: white patent quilted bags, rope fisherman’s totes, and all.

After the show on the dock, Lagerfeld came out to wave to the audience with his longtime studio designer Virginie Viard. Then the gangplanks went down, the audience were bidden on board and the set turned into a party ship, with oysters on deck and Captain Karl holding court in an imaginary white ballroom. A landlocked fantasy to kick off the journey around France. Next stop, Dior.

source: https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/resort-2019/chanel

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Chanel’s Resort Set Might Be Its Most Dramatic Yet

On the third of May, God created water—or rather, Karl Lagerfeld created a marina within the Grand Palais in Paris, complete with an actual-size ocean liner docked in its center, for Chanel’s Resort 2019 show. The enormous boat in the middle of the runway was christened La Pausa after Coco Chanel’s villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France and decorated with a string of lights on its main deck. Models, including Gigi Hadid, Stella Maxwell, and Adut Akech, walked around its periphery in white tights, berets, and striped trousers.

It’s not Lagerfeld’s first nautically themed collection at Chanel—in December 2017 he took the port of his hometown, Hamburg, Germany, as a reference for his Métiers d’Art collection—but it might be the most closely linked to Chanel’s history. Throughout her life, Coco Chanel would take reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Paris on long yachting trips throughout Europe, stopping everywhere from Venice, Italy, to Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Lagerfeld has staged shows in both locations.) She often traveled with the Duke of Westminster on his yachts, the Flying Cloud and Cutty Sark, as well as with friends, casting her city uniform aside for easy separates in tomboyish silhouettes. Those shapes, from a boxy short to an oversize blazerA blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit jacket, but cut more casually. A blazer is generally distinguished from a sportcoat as a more formal garment and tailored from solid color fabrics. Blazers often have naval-style metal buttons to reflect their origins as jackets worn by boating club members., were on display on the ChanelChanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. runway today, as a true homage to the style of the house’s founder.

As far as sets go, this might be one of the brandA brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.’s most monumental ever. Yes, they’ve carted in an iceberg, erected a massive waterfall, and staged a rocket launch from within the Grand Palais, but none have ever taken the theme of a season—it is called cruise, after all!—to quite such amazing heights.

source: https://www.vogue.com/article/chanel-resort-2019-cruise-ship-set

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Chanel Launches New Version of Coco Mademoiselle

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, the saying goes. But Chanel has been brave and updated one of their most popular scents to give it a mature makeover.

It’s rare that ChanelChanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. launches a new fragrance. Aside from Gabrielle, which it unveiled in September last year, the brandA brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. hasn’t seen a major fragrance launch since Chance in 2002.

But, that’s what makes its new arrivals all the more impressive.

Now in 2018, Chanel is taking one of its best-selling scents and dialling it up a notch.

Chances are you know someone that wears Coco Mademoiselle, since its launch in 2001 it has become so popular that it’s immortally detectable on passers by on the street.

But, while the romantic essence remains a firm favourite, it’s time to make way for a new, more intense version.

Fans of the original will be pleased to hear that Coco Mademoiselle eau de parfum intense doesn’t veer too far from the classic list of ingredients.

It retains the same Sicilian orange and bergamot zestiness that you will have fallen in love with first time round, however the scent has been given a warmer take with an extra dose of distilled patchouli.

Chanel’s perfumer Olivier Polge also introduced notes of ambery tonka bean and vanilla to give it more depth and an irresistible quality.

A darker, more mature version, this new scent is well suited to women whose youth was scented by the original much like Keira Knightley who has been the face of the fragranceAn aroma compound, also known as an odorant, aroma, fragrance, or flavor, is a chemical compound that has a smell or odor. A chemical compound has a smell or odor when it is sufficiently volatile to be transported to the olfactory system in the upper part of the nose. for the past 10 years.

Now synonymous with the scent, Knightley stars in yet another mini film to memorialise the launch where, yet again, she abandons her love interest to flee with nothing but her fragrance.

source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/chanel-coco-mademoiselle-intense-perfume-new-launch-2018-a8255791.html

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Chanel heads to the woods with roomy tweeds and brogues

Karl Lagerfeld went back to nature with a Corbynesque beard and a collection suited to stylish woodland walks

Is Karl Lagerfeld entering his woodcutter period? That the 84-year old designer has recently grown a rugged, some would say Jeremy Corbynesque beard might suggest as much. So, too, would the set for his catwalk show in Paris: a forest constructed within the cavernous arches of the Grand Palais, complete with nine towering oak trees imported from the Perche region of France.

With the smell of autumn in the air, and the floor ankle-deep with crunchy crimson leaves, it was all a lot more glamorous on Tuesday morning than your local woods. At one end of the ChanelChanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. equivalent of a park bench – the front row – sat Vanessa Paradis and Keira Knightley, resplendent in violet Chanel tweed. At the other, Lily Allen made enthusiastic small talk with Carla Bruni.

The clothesclothes is a collective term for garments, items worn on the body. Clothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. were considerably posher than the average dog-walking outfit, although there was an ease of movement – the first model strode down the catwalk wearing flat, shiny brogues with her hands thrust deep into the pockets of her long black coat – which suggested fashion that had been designed for walking in, comfortably.

The models’ hair was piled on top of the head, a relaxed brunch-date style that also showed off the spectacular earrings. There were black padded jackets, and white versions trimmed with black, like a hybrid of the Uniqlo padded coat seen on high streets everywhere, and the classic Chanel bouclé jacket.

The collection successfully combined Chanel house codes – tweed, little black dresses, pearls – with current trends. The majority of the looks were covered up, tying into the appetite for figure-hiding, roomy silhouettes that has permeated fashion for the past few seasons.

There were several highly realistic fake furs, reflecting the wide use of cruelty-free fluff at major brands from Gucci to Givenchy. Likely to be seen on the street-style circuit in six month’s time were the shiny gold over-the-knee boots, which looked a treat with tweed mini suits.

Most covetable of all were the oversized Chanel logo earrings, one of the interlocking Cs studded with pearls, while its mirror image glinted, gunmetal grey. These were worn by models including Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, ensuring they will already be on the radar of the Snapchat generation.

Last season, Lagerfeld’s plastic-themed collection divided opinion, with some questioning the wisdom of fetishising PVC at a time when plastic bottles and bags are the scourge of environmentalists (the question of whether a Chanel plastic handbag is fundamentally different to a landfill-bound sweetshop plastic bag – the argument being that Chanel’s fans would keep that piece forever and pass it down as a heirloom – has been much discussed on the front row ever since). As yet, the environmental impact of this season’s extraordinary set is yet to be confirmed, but in theory, at least – with a preponderance of wools and tweedsTweed is a rough, woolen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is usually woven with a plain weave, twill or herringbone structure. Colour effects in the yarn may be obtained by mixing dyed wool before it is spun., as well as those trees – Lagerfeld went back to nature.

source:https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/mar/06/chanel-heads-to-the-woods-with-roomy-tweeds-and-brogues

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Chanel’s enchanted forest show angers environmentalists

Several oaks and poplars cut down to dress Karl Lagerfeld’s catwalk at Grand Palais in Paris

The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been criticised by environmentalists after reportedly chopping down several old oak and poplar trees for his ChanelChanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. catwalk show.

Campaigners said the grand couturier’s attempt to present Chanel’s green credentials had badly backfired and revealed the fashion house was “completely divorced from the reality of protecting nature”.

Lagerfeld turned the vast glass nave of Paris’s Grand Palais into an autumn forest for the event, strewing dead leaves, moss and logs on a mirrored runway and installed nine tall trees inside.

Guests, including the British actor Keira Knightley, the singer Lily Allen, and the former French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, were installed on rows of wooden benches to watch the models walking down what appeared to be woodland paths.

The France Nature Environment (FNE) federation of ecology groups condemned Chanel for the show, accusing it of “heresy”.

“Chanel has missed the point once again. The celebrated fashion house chose to present a ‘natural’ decor with real trees for its haute couture<span class="woD"Haute couture is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is high-end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high-quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. event. The result: trees, some of them a hundred years old, were chopped down for a few hours of show,” FNE said in a statement.

“Promoting the diversity of French forests? An invitation to return to nature? A willingness to show itself to be an eco-responsible label? Whatever Chanel’s motivations, they failed. Nature isn’t about trees cut down in a forest, transported by lorry for scenery they sent to the rubbish skip.

“It would have been better, indeed innovatory, to set up the catwalk in the forest itself, rather than cut down trees to bring [them] to Paris.”

Chanel said none of the trees cut from a forest in western France and brought to the capital for its autumn-winter prêt-à-porter 2018-2019 show had been more than a century old. They had been authorised for cutting, it said, adding: “In acquiring the trees, Chanel agreed to replant an area of 100 new oaks in the heart of the forest.”

Fashion critics hailed the set a success; Harper’s Bazaar magazine said “the runway may be the best yet” from Lagerfeld, 85, praising the “life-like forest … that seemed to extend infinitely”.

FNE published pictures of tree stumps in what it described as the “disenchanted forest” on Twitter. The group concluded that it may not have any style lessons to offer Chanel, but added: “We do have much to teach it on what ethical, durable and responsible fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. means and even on how the forest and living trees should inspire us.”

source:https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/mar/07/chanels-enchanted-forest-show-angers-environmentalists

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