Grand Palais, Paris, July 6th
Fall-Winter 2010/11 Ready-to-Wear Pre CollectionTwo young and beautiful teenage girls, Dree Hemingway and Abbey Lee, come back to their palace hotel after going on a shopping spree, and drag the hotel groom, played by Baptiste Giabiconi, into their game.This short movie directed by Karl Lagerfeld has been edited to resemble a movie trailer - a teaser of a full-length film that doesn't exist.
Vanessa Paradis photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue France at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai.
This coat, a major item in the 1922 fall-winter collection, inspired Karl Lagerfeld for his Paris-Shanghai show.It was embroidered by the Kitmir atelier, founded by the Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna.Won over by the designer's strong personality, she often watched Gabrielle Chanel at work and listened as she expressed her ideas and wishes for embroideries. The Grand Duchess then worked relentlessly to turn these ideas into reality.Quickly snowed under with orders and harassed by the sales staff wanting their embroideries delivered, she would sometimes hide in the closet in Chanel's studio to escape from them.
On Thursday 24th June at 9 pm, the first guests came through the doors of the "house" of Chanel, located 25 rue François Sibilli in Saint-Tropez.
A walk around the garden to the sound of the Mambo Social Club brass band, a game of French petanque boules in the shade or even back to childhood with the hallmarked swings - everything had a holiday flavour to it.
A few steps lead up to the redesigned 18th century mansion, where the local architecture contrasts with the contemporary installations. Discover room after room different set designs with opportunities to try on garments and to shop... all in a 1300 square feet area dedicated to Ready-to-Wear and accessories from the Paris-Shanghai collection.
Outside at nightfall, 10 pm:
At nightfall, everyone moved into the garden for an open-air cinema screening of "Remember Now," the latest short movie by Karl Lagerfeld followed by the Cruise 2010/11 show.
“I’ve loved Chinese screens since I was eighteen years old…I nearly fainted with joy when, entering a Chinese shop, I saw a Coromandel for the first time…Screens were the first thing I bought…” (Quoted in “Chanel Solitaire” by Claude Delay – Gallimard – 1983 p.12)Mademoiselle Chanel is believed to have owned 32 folding screens. Her apartment at 31 rue Cambon had eight of them, which she freely used in ways other than for what they were intended — she dressed her walls with them, like wallpaper, or used them to give structure to her private space.
It is also said that she used them to hide the doors. That way, she was sure to keep her guests when receiving them for dinner.The Coromandel screens embody her taste for Chinese art, which she discovered together with Boy Capel. The Coromandel lacquer technique emerged at the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), in the Hunan province, in the heart of China. The major themes include mythology, scenes of imperial life and love of nature, which bestow a spiritual dimension upon the art form.