Chanel pops into the pages of Italy’s Collectible Dry Magazine #13, dressing model Denisa Dvorakova. Photographer Stephan Glathe captures Denisa, with styling by Sayun Bloom.
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.” #CHANNELPHARRELLRead More
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.Read More
Karl Lagerfeld hires a big cast for a low-impact Spring/Summer 2019 ad campaign, shot by him. Models include Adesuwa Aighewi, Hyun Ji Shin, Kris Grikaite, Nora Attal, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Sarah Dahl and Vittoria Ceretti, styled by Carine Roitfeld.
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.
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.