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Keira Knightley Gets the Role of a Lifetime

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Keira Knightley might have just debuted in her biggest role to date… and we’re not talking about Anna Karenina. The stunning Brit beauty just took on the fashion world’s most prestigious character: none other than Miss Coco Chanel. Following in the footsteps of other actresses like Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Tautou who have also previously channeled the luxury fashion icon, Knightley embodies the legendary designer in a fashion film directed by Karl Lagerfeld.... Read More

Diane Kruger New Face of Chanel Beauty

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, describing Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld as a “godfather” figure is something most of us can only do while playing out our fashion fantasies. Diane Kruger, however, has been fortunate to have met Lagerfeld at the age of 16 and has continued a close friendship with him; appearing in ads for Chanel handbags and fragrance lines.... Read More

5 Unexpected Runway Moments from Fashion's Top Designers

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

One would think that with its intricate details, flamboyant hues and avant-garde designs, haute couture is pretty hard to upstage. As we've come to learn over the years, this simply isn't the case and luxury designers have taken it upon themselves to turn their runway shows into theatrical demonstrations. Once a designer is established enough, anything goes, and season after season they try to outdo eachother in extravagance and shock factor. Here we have compiled a list of five jaw-dropping moments that have hit the catwalk from fashion's most infamous designers.... Read More

Tantalizing Textures Make Up Chanel Ready-to-Wear Collection

Mar 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

When it comes to fashion, luxury designer Karl Lagerfeld certainly doesn't disappoint. Sure, there are plenty of times when we simply wish he would take an extra second to think before he constructs one of his all-too-famous snarky remarks; however, when it comes to constructing a truly exquisite ensemble, Mr. Lagerfeld has an innate ability that should never be doubted.

Chanel is one particular brand that is known for its textured pieces that have the rare ability to withstand the test of time, and it is clear that Lagerfeld has remained true to this design theme with bold silhouettes in a variety of interesting materials.... Read More

Chanel Enchants With Spring Couture Collection

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

If ever there were an enchanted forest in real life, it was the one seen at last week’s Chanel show held at the Grand Palais in Paris, at which designer Karl Lagerfeld presented his Couture collection for the luxury brand. Actual trees and shrubbery were shipped in one-by-one to the venue at which Lagerfeld has presented in the past. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was apparently the inspiration for the show, and the actual collection is just as fascinating as the set itself.... Read More

Karl Makes Another Controversial Statement, This Time on the Runway

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury designer Karl Lagerfeld made quite the statement today on the tails of a recent march in Paris that protested French president Francois Hollande's plan to legalize gay marriage. Such a statement was made at Lagerfeld's haute couture show for Chanel, during which the fashion maven sent two models hand-in-hand down the runway wearing couture bridal gowns. The pair of models, who walked with one of the designer's young nephews, closed out the long-awaited show that occurred as a part of Paris Fashion Week. To make himself clear, when asked by the Associated Press if the act was made in support of gay marriage in France, Lagerfeld replied, "Of course it was."... Read More

Chanel Exhibit Celebrates Designer's Involvement in the Arts

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

A new exhibit that celebrates the work of luxury fashion maven Gabrielle Chanel at China's Guangzhou Opera House is unlike the label's Beijing and Shanghai exhibits in the same country. While the latter two take a biographical approach to commemorate the iconic designer, the new exhibit, which will run today through March 3, is thematically based on a ballet called Le Train Bleu,for which Chanel designed the costumes. The display is meant to showcase the designer's modern lifestyle and involvement in the arts by featuring 400 pieces, including Chanel jewelry and apparel— both new and old— as well as sketches, books, and manuscripts from other artists and writers and accompanying photos and videos of Chanel and her friends.... Read More

Luxury M&A Goes Vertical

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

Is vertical acquisition in the luxury industry protecting savoir-faire, or threatening the ability of brands to compete in the future? The industrialisation of the luxury industry has resulted in a record amount... Read More

"Inside Chanel" Provides Unique Insight to Label's History

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

Arguably some of the most intriguing aspects of luxury fashion house Chanel is the history behind the brand, which those of us born in the post-CoCo era did not get to experience first-hand. The LBD, the string of pearls, and the classic combination of black and white were already iconic staples in the high fashion world— thanks to the fashion icon— long before many of us stepped into our first pair of kitten heels.... Read More

Brad Pitt Whispers Sweet Nothings for Chanel No. 5

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

When a woman buys a luxury perfume, more than likely, she is doing so in order to get noticed. Chanel No. 5 is a fragrance that has turned heads for over 90 years, using the most beautiful celebrity women in campaigns to demonstrate the bottle's attracting abilities. Now Andrea d’Avack, president of Chanel Fragrance & Beauty, is changing it up. What better way to show the aphrodisiac-like qualities of the scent than to show People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1995 and 2000, Brad Pitt, going weak at the knees when he gets a whiff?... Read More

Crowd Blown Away by Chanel Ready-to-Wear Show

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Paris Fashion Week went out with a bang by with the debut of Chanel’s ready-to-wear collection for Spring/Summer 2013. The luxury brand, whose last several clothing lines have been designed by Karl Lagerfeld, presented a refined collection that referenced the 1960s. The ever-shocking Lagerfeld sent models down a runway equipped with solar panels and wind turbines, of all things, to represent the designer’s idea that, “Energy is the most important thing in life.”... Read More

Chanel Ordered to Pay €200,000 in 3-Year-Old Lawsuit

Sep 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

The latest in fashion news reveals that luxury label Chanel is ordered to pay €200,000 to a former knitwear supplier following an appeal from a 2009 lawsuit that said the house copied one of World Tricot’s crochet patterns. While Chanel was originally able to put to rest a lawsuit by the knitwear company that claimed wrongful termination of a business relationship and counterfeiting, a Paris appeals court overturned the counterfeiting portion of the original suit Friday.... Read More

Lights, Camera, Fashion! Designer Couture Featured in Film

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

There’s nothing better than unwinding after a long day by grabbing your favorite beverage, a bag of popcorn, and kicking your feet up in front of a great movie. While some might get invested in a story line or even doze off, we’re enchanted by cinematic details, including the makeup, costumes, and luxury fashion. Some movies even showcase wearable pieces by our favorite top luxury designers. In case you hadn’t noticed them yourself, we rounded up a list of those films for you, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the high-end show.... Read More

CHANEL's Active Line Lets You Surf and Cycle in Style

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

CHANEL may be most known for their designer clothing and fragrances, but they've also made their mark on accessories for sports and leisurely activities. While it's not uncommon for fashion brands to put their name on the world of sports accessories, it's rare that they cover such a wide breadth of pastimes.... Read More

Edie Campbell Stars in Short Film for Chanel

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

A short film for luxury brand Chanel’s Fall 2012 collection was directed by Cyrille de Vignemont and features British model Edie Campbell. “Obsession” has symbolic imagery with the use of multiple mirrors, and follows Campbell as two different characters.... Read More

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