Fall-Winter 2010/11 Ready-to-Wear, Grand Palais, Paris
Between Fragrance, Beauty, Fashion and Accessories, the story of Vanessa Paradis and the House of Chanel continues. Karl Lagerfeld has been won over by this well-rounded artist; Vanessa Paradis moves with ease from actress, to singer, to composer. The artist and the designer have enjoyed a long friendship, and benefitted from numerous collaborations, beginning in 2004 with the "Cambon" leather goods ad campaign, followed by "New Mademoiselle" in 2005. Most recently, Vanessa Paradis brought her musical talents to the Cabaret Chanel Club, during the "Paris-Shanghai" show in December 2009.
In a new campaign coming this May, Vanessa Paradis, ambassadress for Chanel Fashion, will be the face of the Coco Cocoon. Karl Lagerfeld has photographed the actress-singer in his campaign for the leather goods line, which has been enriched with several new designs this spring. The campaign will feature images that highlight the actress’ style, characterized by her blend of subtle audaciousness and fragility.
Diane Kruger and Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Haute Couture
At the end of the 1920’s, Gabrielle Chanel had a love affair with the Duke of Westminster, the richest man in England. Sitting on the table of her apartment are three vermeil boxes given to Gabrielle Chanel by the Duke.The metal which adorns them is less precious than the one concealed inside: a gold interior. It was thanks to the Duke of Westminster that Coco Chanel discovered this characteristic of luxury which she made her own: something which remains hidden, which exists only for oneself. This notion of luxury found an immediate echo in the fashion world because, according to Coco Chanel: ‘Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside’.