Actor Penélope Cruz sets sail in her maiden voyage for Chanel, lensed by Karl Lagerfeld in nautical looks for the brand’s 2019 resort collection. In one image, she wears a checked tweed beret and a sweater emblazoned with La Pausa, the name of the villa in the South of France built by founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in the Thirties.
The Chanel Foundation bought La Pausa from the Estate of Wendy Reves in 2011. The asking price for the property, built for Coco Chanel by her lover, the Duke of Westminster, was $56 million. La Pausa has a second identity as the place where Winston Churchill spent about a third of each year during 1956, 1957 and 1958, as a guest of the Reveses.