Gender Fluidity On Full Display In Chanel x Pharrell Collab With Williams As Earth Mother

Gender Fluidity On Full Display In Chanel x Pharrell Collab With Williams As Earth Mother

Gender Fluidity On Full Display In Chanel x Pharrell Collab With Williams As Earth Mother

Pharrell has a long history of working with the Chanel brand, becoming a close friend of Karl Lagerfeld.

The American music talent, rapper, singer, songwriter, Williams joins Chad Hugo in The Neptunes, producing jip hop and R&B music. This multitude of talents are on full-display in the behind-the-scenes campaign video narrated by Williams and an assortment of models. In his own words: “Hard to believe this all started with writing it on my shoes in 2010.” #CHANNELPHARRELL

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Virginie Viard, Intimate Friend, 30 Yr. Lagerfeld Collaborator Takes The Reins Of Chanel

Virginie Viard, Intimate Friend, 30 Yr. Lagerfeld Collaborator Takes The Reins Of Chanel

Virginie Viard, director of the Chanel Fashion Creation Studio and Karl Lagerfeld's closest associate for more than 30 years, has been chosen by Alain Wertheimer (co-owner of Chanel) to replace the designer who died today February 19, 2019. Wertheimer believes her appointment will ensure the creation of new collections that advanceto the legacy of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.

As director of the fashion studio, Viard currently supervises ready-to-wear, Haute Couture, as well as the Croissière collection and the Métiers d'arts colelction, which showcases all the French craftsmanship. 

Viard has been "somewhat of an enigma" to those outside the world of fashion, although she has stepped into the light a bit more in recent years. Lagerfeld clarified that Viard was allowed to use the informal French ‘tu’ instead of ‘vous’ in her interactions with the deceased designer. “Our relationship is fundamental — one of profound affection and a true friendship,” Lagerfeld told The Telegraph.

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ELLE US Sets Sail With Joan, Natasha, Yasmin + Hannah In Chanel Resort 2019

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ELLE’s director of fashion features Veronique Hyland shares a November 2018 look at Chanel’s nautical-inspired 2019 Resort Collection featuring models Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Yasmin Wijnaldum and Hannah Ferguson.

Chanel Ends Use Of Exotic Animal Skins Including Crocodile, Lizard, Snake + Stingray Skins

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Chanel Ends Use Of Exotic Animal Skins Including Crocodile, Lizard, Snake + Stingray Skins

On Monday, in advance of Chanel’s pre-fall Metiers d'Art show at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the luxury house announced that it has initiated a ban on exotic animal skins in its designs and products. Chanel will "no longer use exotic skins in our future creations," Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel's president of fashion, told WWD.

The ban extends to crocodile, lizard, snake, and stingray skins, and also includes fur, the use of which Chanel has already wound down in recent years in recent years. "It is our experience that it is becoming increasingly difficult to source exotic skins," the brand said in a statement, per WWD, noting its intention to begin innovating "a new generation of high-end products" sans skins and furs. In place of these animal products, Chanel will reportedly turn to fabric and leathers generated by the "agri-food" industry.