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SEEN IN LONDON
JUNE 10TH, NEW BOND STREET

Opening night of the new London flagship boutique
Opening on Wednesday, June 12th at 158-159 New Bond Street

Photos by Richard Young

INTERVIEW WITH TILDA SWINTON
PARIS-ÉDIMBOURG COLLECTION

Behind the scenes video of the Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d'Art campaign with Tilda Swinton
The campaign was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld at the Château d'Ecouen in December 2012.

Soundtrack: Richard Beddow "Blossom"

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APOLLINAIRE’S CALLIGRAM
N°5 CULTURE CHANEL EXHIBITION

1910, Gabrielle Chanel opened her first hat shop at 21 rue Cambon in Paris. Her simple and elegant wide-brimed hats contrasted with the complicated structures of her competitors. When in 1915 Guillaume Apollinaire dedicated the calligram poem "Reconnais-toi" to Louise de Coligny-Châtillon, it represented the woman he was enamoured with, and who was one of his muses, wearing a wide-brimmed hat. The invention of the calligram is a movement towards abstraction: with the letters of the alphabet, Apollinaire drew the calligram featuring what the outspread words were referring to.

“Reconnais-toi
Cette adorable personne c'est toi
Sous le grand chapeau Canotier
Oeil
Nez
La bouche
Voici l'ovale de ta figure
Ton cou exquis
Voici enfin l'imparfaite image de ton buste adoré
Vu comme à travers un nuage
Un peu plus bas c'est ton coeur qui bat”

Culture Chanel exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo until June 5th
13 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris
Entrance: 2, rue de la Manutention
Opening hours: from 12 noon to 12 midnight every day except Tuesday
Free admission

www.5-culturechanel.com

Guillaume Apollinaire, “Reconnais-toi” poem to Louise de Coligny-Chatillon, February 9th 1915
© BHVP/Roger Viollet

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VANITY FAIR FRANCE & CHANEL DINNER
TETOU, MAY 19TH

Alicia Vikander, Jessica Chastain, Paz Vega, James Franco, Alma Jodorowsky, Marine Vacth, Gaspard Ulliel and Milla Jovovich at the Vanity Fair & Chanel Dinner.
The dinner took place during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival at Tetou Restaurant in Cannes.

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