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THE CRUISE,
THE TIME FOR A STOP OVER
WITH CHANEL

More than just a tradition, setting out on a journey for the Cruise collection is a highly anticipated rendezvous. It’s the guarantee of a change of scenery, discovering a place, an era, an "art de vivre".



By the end of Autumn 1919, Gabrielle Chanel brought forth the first ever Cruise Collection, unaware that it would initiate an entire fashion movement. Lighter, imperatively more comfortable, these unlined designs in jersey were ideal for yachting, spa town, seaside resorts, and sun-drenched destinations.



In 1983 when Karl Lagerfeld arrived, he breathed new life into this hyphen between two seasons, turning it into one of the most important moments in the year. Not only did he respond to the needs of those who seek sunshine in the winter, but he transformed "Cruisewear" into a line that anticipates the coming of warmer days. He created a collection that embodies holiday hotspots all around the world: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Venice, Saint Tropez, the Cap d'Antibes, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and of course, Paris.

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PENÉLOPE CRUZ
EN EL ESTUDIO DE KARL LAGERFELD

Primera imagen de la campaña Crucero 2018/19 con Penélope Cruz, fotografiada por Karl Lagerfeld en su estudio parisino. A su llegada, la actriz fue recibida por el Director Artístico de la Maison acompañado de Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Make up and Colour Designer.

La campaña se desvelará el 31 de octubre, fecha en la que la Colección estará disponible en Boutiques y en chanel.com

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© Anne Combaz

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© Anne Combaz

THE SPRING-SUMMER 2019 SHOW
AS SEEN BY THE WRITER ANNE BEREST

If clothing-as-object is at once textual and textile, it’s because those words have a common etymology, the Latin textilis — a reminder that the weave of a fabric also can correspond to that of a story. Materials can be transformed into a narrative thread — the ones in the CHANEL by the sea show spin the story of an extremely precise gesture — that of slipping off shoes and walking barefoot along the shore. With colors as fresh and zesty as a pink dawn on a summer’s day, the clothes are a vehicle in the chemical sense of the term: they’re volatile, and therefore transmit particles of instantaneous images.

And suddenly we, all the spectators, rediscover that clear and powerful emotion of turning up trouser cuffs in order to let the waves caress our ankles. It’s a tiny emotion that contains an immense idea of freedom. And this emotion brings with it a multitude of images: midnight swims and coming home in the wee hours of the morning, cocktails sipped through fluorescent straws, bare skin rubbing against swimsuits — and young girls in Marcel Proust’s imaginary resort village of Balbec kissing the salty lips of surfers in Baja, California, or Gabrielle Chanel brezing into Deauville for a date with destiny…

It’s Karl. Each of his shows is the recreation of a discernable memory. Slipped between the view and the clothes are strata of time that layer together moments that are remembered, dreamed or imagined. With a gesture, an object, a décor, he transports us into a suspended moment, somewhere between remembrance of those who have gone before and prescience about lives yet to come. Karl Lagerfeld never puts women in a tricky situation: he never mocks, disquiets or parodies them — on the contrary, he accompanies them and gives them the artillery of self-confidence. Therein, too, resides his astonishing modernity.

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#CHANELSpringSummer

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GRAPHIC LINES

Jeweled buttons, monochrome braids that underline the seams and multiplied pockets, as well as the linings of two-tone leather suits from the Spring-Summer 2019 collection, add graphic touches to the season’s look.

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EVENING DRESS

Summery touches extend into the night by adorning evening looks in the Spring-Summer 2019 collection. Black dresses feature origami motifs in chiffon ribbon conjuring up ripples in the sand left by the ebbing tide, or waves of iridescent sequins with a blueish tinge. A-line dresses in tulle and yoke tops sprinkled with sequins are light and airy, as if lifted in the summer breeze. This flowing, airy look is echoed in an evening cape with a long leather fringe.

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BEACH ACCESSORIES

Sunny summer bags brim with the atmosphere of a collection where the beach meets the sea and an azure sky. Plays of water and light are transposed on terry bags that recall beach towels, while those in the shape of seashells bear the double C and spherical bags resemble inflatable beach balls. Vanity cases in woven straw, XXL totes in waterproof canvas and blue striped pochettes complete the summer panorama.

#CHANELByTheSea

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SUNNY YELLOWS

Yellow denotes the color of sun in the Spring-Summer 2019 collection, conjuring up summer light, sun-drenched blond-sand beaches and cool lemonade. Zingy, vibrant yellows intermingle with paler hues in the tweed total looks, brightening up the silhouettes and accessories, from fingerless gloves to vanity cases.

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#CHANELSpringSummer

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CHA-NEL

CHANEL: six letters, two syllables emblazoned on looks. Split in two, CHA-NEL sets the rhythm for the Spring-Summer 2019 collection.

The House emblem is revisited, switched up and celebrated in the nonchalant spirit of the collection. “CHA” on one side, “NEL” on the other: from asymmetry, movement is born. A name reprised like a motif on fingerless gloves, straw caps, transparent mules, earrings, belts and other accessories of the season.

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#CHANELSpringSummer

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