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LECTURE D'ÉTÉ
"NOTRE CHANEL" PAR JEAN LEBRUN

When it comes to the history of fashion, there are some people we can know inside and out - for example, Jean Patou, who died prematurely, had his archives carefully preserved, classified and communicated: Emmanuelle Polle was able to research these archives in 2013 and summarize the essentials in a single book.

Legend has it that during their lifetime, Patou and Chanel could not stand to be in the same room together. In terms of history, legend is once again correct. Chanel is of a completely different kind than Patou. She left behind many footsteps but very few written sources, as she herself would become lost in the maze of her constantly reinvented memories: we are perhaps the ninety-fifth to publish a book about her, and with each new work that emerges, the picture becomes even fuzzier, and the essence of who she is escapes us even more.

This project, entitled "Notre Chanel" (Our Chanel), was written in attempt to surpass this difficulty by recounting what Gabrielle meant to two men, Bernard and Jean, who investigated her life nearly a quarter century ago. One of these men has since passed. The other has reopened the case, but has endeavored not to produce yet another biography. Rather, this work is like a stained glass window – a lateral stained glass window – in which Bernard and Jean contemplate in the corner reserved for the faces of donors, yet are unable to reach the face that brought them together through a task never completed. It is a window in which Gabrielle is most certainly not depicted as a saint, but rather as a magical fairy-like being: a ray of her glory suddenly falls on Bernard, who was lost to us too early, and he, who was forgotten, finds some light shed on his path.

"Notre Chanel” (Our Chanel), Jean Lebrun, Bleu autour.

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COCO COACH
THE FALL-WINTER 2014/15 CAMPAIGN

Photo from the Fall-Winter Ready-to-Wear campaign by Karl Lagerfeld with models Cara Delevingne and Binx Walton.
Collection available in boutiques in September.

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"SECOND FLOOR"
BY SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON

Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographic exhibition of the private apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel, "Second Floor", will open at Saatchi Gallery in London on Friday September 12th 2014 until Saturday October 4th. The series of 45 photographs captures the private rooms of Mademoiselle Chanel at 31 rue Cambon in Paris.
"Shooting at Coco Chanel’s apartment was an unexpectedly absorbing experience," says Taylor-Johnson. "The essence of Chanel is firmly rooted there in all of her possessions and I truly believe that her spirit and soul still inhabit the second floor."

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ King's Road
London, SW3 4RY
Free admission

MAKING-OF THE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
THE FILM

Fall-Winter 2014/15

PRIVATE VIEW BY KARL LAGERFELD
FALL-WINTER PRE-COLLECTION
THE SHORT FILM

Karl Lagerfeld presents the Fall-Winter 2014/15 pre‐collection in the short film “Private View”. Featuring Amanda Harlech and models Jamie Bochert, Lindsey Wixson, Soo Joo and Nadja Bender.

See the collection on chanel.com

PRIVATE CONCERT BY VANESSA PARADIS

Clip from the singer's concert on July 9th held at the Trianon venue in Paris.

"Love Song" (Live). Composer/Author: Benjamin Biolay. Author/Performed by: Vanessa Paradis. Producer: Bamabi Rose, Bliss Music. Label: Universal Barclay. Mixed by Dominique Brusson, assisted by Thomas Poli, at Impersonal Freedom Studio (Rennes).

CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS

First impressions gathered after the Fall-Winter 2014/15 Haute Couture show in Paris.
Interviews by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

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