Emotional Show at Chanel Winter Fashion Show – A First Without Karl Lagerfeld

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Last fashion show by Karl Lagerfeld is everywhere on the internet nowadays. Chanel lives on, yet the great designer who has been for 36 years linked to the house, has died. Watching the show, despite all the goodies happening in there, which I’ll be going in detail in second, I felt sad. Almost as if with his departure, Karl took with him the thrill and all the magic that he has built.

It’s funny how the last show under his name happened in a Switzerland like winter resort setting, Switzerland being Coco’s eternal place for rest. As for the show, magic as always. You could almost feel the breeze of icy air you would normally experience in a winter resort. And there, right in the middle of the fluffy street, the models walked beautifully in gorgeous coats and wide leg trousers. The collection carries an oversized, men’s style tailoring with chunky ’80s and even ’90s style logo jewelry look. The tweed shares the runway with knitted skirts and sweaters. And there’s the white. Simply mesmerizing, full white silhouettes, in either a dress or some fancy look with pants, top and coat, took the lead of the show. Even actress Penelope Cruz joined the fairies, dressed in a fluffy white dress and white winter shoes.

Speaking of celebs, there’s nothing better in fashion like a Chanel front row. Blackpink’s Jennie, Nana Komatsu, Kristen Stewart, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, Gwei Lun-Me and more.

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Chanel Couture Collection Invites to Playfulness and Good Looking Pink

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Arranged to look like you’re having an out of the body experience right in the backyard of a glamorous Italian villa, Chanel took its pinks, the little flowers, the bride, and gorgeous mules down the runway for showcasing its Couture collection for Spring 2019. Each silhouette walked around a decent size pond or pool, depending on the type of imagination you have, and posed right at the middle, with a perfect arranged background to emphasize the amazingness of all the craftsmanship that went into this fine collection. The mules I was talking about are designed to have a strap behind, so ultimately, we are left with a very refined shoe. Very lady-like too. As for the pink and violet, I can’t even breath. The shades that were chosen are heavenly soft and pure looking. All the other details are added only to reinforce the general ‘gentle and playful’ vibe. All the other colors known to be Chanel-approved are having individual moments of triumph, ultimately balancing everything out. It all looks eye-catching and grand, that’s for sure.

Front row: Kristen Stewart, Pharrell Williams, Diane Rouxel, Marion Cotillard, Go-Eun Kim and more.

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Karl Lagerfeld Explores Ancient Egypt for Chanel 2018/19 Métiers d’art

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Chanel fashion shows always are this great opportunity to take a moment for yourself and enjoy the finer things in life. This time around, the Paris New-York 2018/19 Métiers d’art show, presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on 4th December, took on a mission to explore the old days of Egypt. Hierglophyps, lots of gold accents, representative cuts and shapes (clothes-wise), makeup and hair, and the setup, all created a passage to going back in time.

Back to the clothes, I haven’t seen that much bright gold in a Chanel show ever! Collars, wristbands, hems, high knee boots and stylish shoes, trousers, tights, and jewelry. These are all pieces in this collection, that may come sometimes in other colors, but more than often, gold was the approach. The tweed costume might seem at first looking out of place next to the brightness of the gold, but the more you look, the better it stands. By the way, the costumes and singular pieces LOOK amazing! There’s also more color than usual, which is always a pleasent sight in a Chanel show.

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Front row faces: Irene Kim, Mackenzie Foy, Diane Kruger, Margot Robbie, Gwei Lun-mei, Penelope Cruz and more.

Chanel Cruise 2018 – The Collection and Front Row Faces

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Chanel Cruise 2018/19 show, presented by Karl Lagerfeld on May 3rd, 2018 had a wonderful nautical feel, partially given by the presence of an impressive life-size ship built just inside the Grand Palais, where everything took place. The rumor is that inside the ship was all the hair, makeup and all the other things needed to make a show of this magnitude appear by magic.

The clothes and looks for this collection matched amazingly with the whole set up. Few spots of slightly bright colors made the entry, “light” being the verb of the day. White tights accompanied every look or at least the vast majority of what went down the runway. The shoes were lovely, light, with a bit of heel for a more elegant look and sometimes adapted for a more casual look. I loved the last mentioned. It was a lovely mix of sport and etiquette, proper for what’s trendy these days, yet very Chanel like. Stripes went in all directions, sometimes harmoniously mixed or matchy-matchy. The beret hats did not miss one look, being always in proper accordance with what was on the body. Heavy and multiple bracelets, tweed sequins, large pants, few evening black and white dresses and evoking summer and sun patterns next to everything else mentioned before joined forces into making this collection a wonderful one.

Front row, as always, did not disappoint. Kristen Stewart took on the role of being the sophisticated full of sex appeal appearance, while Margot Robbie stole my heart with the simple yet effective black choker she wore to soften up the icy look of her sequin dress. Angela Yuen rocked the fringe while she sported black tights and white sandals. Last but not least, a face I love to see at Chanel, Anamaria Vartolomei. She’s looking all natural and wearing Chanel, because of course.

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Highlights From Chanel Métiers d’Art Fashion Show

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Chanel took its fancy front row, brand new clothes and all of the models in a trip to Hamburg, where Karl Lagerfeld had yesterday, December 6, a very nautically inspired Chanel Pre-Fall 2018 Métiers d’Art collection, inside one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world, the Elbphilharmonie.
The venue is perfect for this collection since its shape resembles very much the water waves. The inside of the building took the guests on an intimate experience, with the help of a live orchestra, wooden based interior and sophisticated clothes.

Known faces made a delightful front row, and things got even better with German singer Lena Meyer-Landrut and German actress Hannah Herzsprung appearing perfectly styled in a Chanel kind of way. Both ladies blended in nicely with everyone else.

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The sailor caps and Edwardian shoes matched well with colorful knitwear outfits, black ensembles, and gorgeous snowy looks, the last mentioned being my favorites from this collection.

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CHANEL: A Tribute To Juliane Moore

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I’ve been missing seeing Chanel in the media lately, and then it happened, a small event that had me get the needed dosage of glam and class. With this out of the way, I can now talk about what it was.

Held in New York, at MOMA, the event gathered friends and supporters to celebrate Julianne Moore under a long and fancy title event: The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit presented by CHANEL: A Tribute to Julianne Moore. Chanel and Julianne Moore in the same sentence equal a rush of excitement, cause I’m in love with both subjects. For such an occasion the actress brought two of her family members to join in – husband and daughter. Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld, designer Rachel Roy were there, looking just as classy and refined.

I have to talk a bit about how everyone behaved fashion-wise. Kristen Stewart integrated her cropped top signature into a pants and jacket ensemble, while Moore opted for sparks and a touch of sensuality. Metallic made quite an appearance among the silhouettes – let’s not forget it is a powerful trend for SS 2018 – why not wear it already? And, last but not least, I’m having a big crush on Jessica Seinfeld’s lovely pink and brown dress.


The Good Looks Of Chanel’s Front Row at Paris Fashion Week SS 2018

Chanel front row is what I live for, all thanks to a well-selected group of faces, some of whom I’m a fan of. As a plus, there’s always a new name or several new faces that I’m seeing and that keeps things interesting. Singer Victor Solf and actress Angela Yuen are two newbies I had to search on Google. As for the ones I know, I’m glad G-Dragon is back for Chanel front row, he was missing for a second or two. Anna Mouglalis, Marie Ange Casta, Irene Kim and Park Shin-hye are well known for their faithfulness towards Chanel. New face but known, very known in fact, is Cindy Crawford, proudly and good looking too, posing amongst the rest for Chanel front row.

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Matilda Lutz – Italien model and actress

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Park Shin-hye – actress

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Anamaria Vartolomei – actress

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Marine Vacth – actress

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Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel Couture Collection under Eiffel Tower Replica

At the Grand Palais in Paris, on July 5, the atmosphere in the enormous stage had already been set before the defile by Karl Lagerfeld’s decision to present Chanel’s Couture collection in a very Parisian manner, and for that, he placed deck chairs in the shadow of an Eiffel Tower replica, lightly clouded at the top. The first sight of Couture started on Mario Batkovic’s ‘Restrictus’, who set the tone for the music that played throughout the show.

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Looking at the clothes, I get a Merry Poppins feel, starting from the very first outfit. The hats, the shoes and the shape of the clothes, all send you on a playful journey that’s meant to be a secret, camouflaged by a rather serious attitude, especially given the lack of details that’s dominating the beginning of the show. Even after that, there’s an abstinence that’s happening, compensated only by feathers placed in the least expected places and big flowers playing out as pampered hems. Sleeves and high boots receive the same treatment, a manner that creates quite an image. Sparkling fabrics suddenly change the mood set at the beginning and with that the collection triumphs into the elegant and highly sophisticated Chanel garment.

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The front row meant names like Kristen Stewart, Julian Moore, Kaya Scodelario (finally!), Nana Komatsu, Tilda Swinton and many other. After the show, Karl Lagerfeld received the Medaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris by the city mayor, Anne Hidalgo.

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Shows to Check Out at Paris Couture Fashion Week July 2017

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The city of Paris is once again hosting Fashion Week, moving from Men’s, which happened not long ago, to Couture collections for Fall-Winter 2018. So far Ronald Van Der Kemp and Proenza Schouler have checked in with their collections and the first day of Paris Couture Week continues its narrative with exciting labels to watch, such as Rodarte, Galia Lahav and Guo Pei.

Monday, the second day of Couture Week, starts with Schiaparelli and continues with Georges Hobeika, Christian Dior, Ralph & Russo and few other more. Tuesday is just as packed with big names, with Chanel having the honor to display its Couture craft at the beginning of the schedule, followed by Ulyana Sergeenko, Giorgio Armani and Alexandre Vauthier.

Maison Margiela is set to be the first label to showcase on Wednesday and the day continues with Ellie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf and Zuhair Murad. Fendi is displaying at the end and the few hour break that’s happening after Valentino’s show provides everyone with enough time to have a moment after such an abundant day.

Thursday is all about the Couture jewelry. The full schedule is available here.

Chanel Opens Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition In Seoul With Cocktail Party & Famous Faces

Mademoiselle Privé exhibition is set to open its treasure box once again and this time is showing the goods at D-Museum, in the city of Seoul, South Korea. Before the official opening to the public, the event made its presence known by hosting a start studded cocktail party. The invitees: big names from Korean Entertainment gathered to show support for the project. Continue reading “Chanel Opens Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition In Seoul With Cocktail Party & Famous Faces”

Highlights From Chanel Spring Couture Show 2016

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Paris Haute Couture 2016 is taking place this week, with major brands presenting their couture collections. But that’s not the actual goal of this article, because more than anything, I was super excited for the Chanel Show. I dreamed about it and just couldn’t wait to see what goodies has got for us this time the very talented Karl Lagerfeld.

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How most often happens with fashion shows taking place in Paris, the Chanel Spring Couture 2016 show took place in the Grand Palais. This time the scenery had a blue sky and a large lawn with alley sitting peacefully in front of a futuristic wooden house, from where the models emerged wearing the very distinctive style of the Chanel House. Continue reading “Highlights From Chanel Spring Couture Show 2016”