© CHANEL Spring-Summer 1990
Michel Gaubert, the creator of CHANEL show soundtracks and Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime musical collaborator brings a selection of his favourite summer tunes to Apple Music.
Updated playlists by Pharrell Williams, Caroline de Maigret, Ibeyi and Sébastien Tellier are also available now.
The Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais is holding a new exhibition, “Haute Dentelle,” devoted to high-end lace and its use in haute couture today. CHANEL loaned 11 ensembles illustrating the exceptional craftsmanship of the Maison and its Métiers d’art. One of them, an ensemble from the Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, was selected for the exhibition poster.
Lace was one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite materials for evening gowns. In a 1939 article, Chanel recommends the use of lace, which she saw as “one of the prettiest imitations that’s ever been made of nature’s whimsies. (...) I think tulle and lace have always lent charm, gracefulness and nobility to women’s elegance.” Thanks to Karl Lagerfeld, CHANEL is perpetuating French lace expertise and renewing it through its collections.
“Haute Dentelle” Exhibition
Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode,
to January 6, 2019
Designed by Karl Lagerfeld and embodied by Margot Robbie, the first ever Coco Neige collection is devoted to winter sports. This new sportswear wardrobe is a combination of high-tech clothing and winter ready-to-wear. Referencing the Alpine lifestyle, CHANEL codes run through the tweed looks, the Norwegian-inspired sweaters, the soft padded and down jackets, and the mountain accessories sporting the double C.
See the collection in boutiques and on chanel.com
Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld to embody the Coco Neige campaign, the Australian actress was invited to visit 31 rue Cambon during her recent trip to Paris.
Walking up the iconic mirrored staircase, the House ambassador discovered the Haute Couture salon as well as Gabrielle Chanel’s own apartment, unchanged since her time.
More on the Coco Neige collection on chanel.com
Gabrielle Chanel spent several winters throughout the 1930s in St. Moritz, a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. Surrounded by her friends, she would take to the slopes in CHANEL looks, wearing jersey tops and whipcord wool pants. Her audacious style paved the way for other women practicing the sport, allowing them a distinct freedom of movement. With the Coco Neige collection, Karl Lagerfeld proposes a new take on the spirit of winter sports so dear to her.
See the Coco Neige collection on chanel.com