For over a week, the Cannes Film Festival gathers friends of the House and CHANEL ambassadors on the French Riviera to celebrate the art of cinema.
FESTIVAL DE CANNES
CHANEL in Cannes
This year, the actress and House ambassador is a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.
A new series of the 3.55 CHANEL podcast, hosted by French actress Anna Mouglalis, was recorded during the festival with protagonists from the world of cinema discussing creation.
CHANEL Y EL CINE
WITH KRISTEN STEWART AT 31 RUE CAMBON CHANEL dressed the House ambassador Kristen Stewart in several scenes from Olivier Assayas' "Personal Shopper" and made the 31 rue Cambon headquarters in Paris available for filming.
“Being able to shoot in CHANEL’s historic building as well as having CHANEL looks made available to us brought credibility to the film and to the character that was essential.” — Olivier Assayas
AND ACTRESSES ACROSS TIME Did Gabrielle hold actresses in such high esteem because she mastered the art of costumes or because, as a young girl, she wanted to become one herself? In 1910, one of the first women to wear her hats publicly was none other than the actress Gabrielle Dorziat. Twenty years later, the designer was a reference for the Seventh Art, in the US and elsewhere. Directors, including New Wave filmmakers, would come to Gabrielle Chanel to dress their heroines, among them Jeanne Moreau for Louis Malle’s “The Lovers” (1958) and Romy Schneider for “Boccaccio ‘70" (1962).
DRESSED BY CHANEL Gabrielle Chanel cultivated the lifestyle known as "Café Society" in the 1920s, which became the eponymous title of a Woody Allen movie. To accurately recreate that era, head costume designer Suzy Benzinger delved into the archives of Mademoiselle’s creations and dressed the film’s actresses accordingly, including House ambassador Kristen Stewart.
In addition to the existing wardrobe and jewelry, the CHANEL ateliers created identical replicas of several dresses dating from that era. “I was lucky that CHANEL also agreed to give new life to some jewelry inspired by pieces Gabrielle Chanel designed at the time […] All I needed to do was put an actress in one of those dresses, add a pair of CHANEL earrings or a brooch and it became instantly glamorous. That was the genius of Coco Chanel!” — Suzy Benzinger
ANNA KARINA, UM NOME ARTÍSTICO
CRIADO POR GABRIELLE CHANEL Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo feature on the poster of this year’s festival, an image from the film "Pierrot Le Fou" ("Pierrot Goes Wild") by Jean-Luc Godard.
Hanne Karin Bayer began her career in Denmark as a cabaret singer, a model and actress in commercials. She came to Paris at 17 and met Gabrielle Chanel, who came up with her stage name: Anna Karina. It was at this time that Jean‑Luc Godard spotted her and she began starring in movies.