Chanel’s Artful Spring – Art and fashion. Often the two intertwine and for Chanel’s spring 2014 collection, Karl Lagerfeld incorporated the idea of fashion as art into an outing boasting of many colors. Paying homage to the house’s signature tweed skirt suits, Lagerfeld offered variegated textures with color-blocking aspects almost like a painter’s swatch. The Chanel woman’s accessories were similarly art minded with large bags evoking the look of a painter’s portfolio while other bags featured the Chanel logos “painted” on. Even the models’ makeup reflected a creative attitude; eyeshadow was multi-colored matching the collection’s rainbow-like palette.
Autumn Darling – Doutzen Kroes graces the September issue of Vogue Netherlands, marking her fifth Vogue cover of the year. The Dutch Victoria’s Secret model was photographed by Paul Bellaart and styled by Jetteke van Lexmond for the new issue which was shot on location in Mesopotamia. On the cover, Doutzen looks ethereal in a white Chanel dress.
Where Beauty Begins – After revealing the beauty campaign last month, Chanel shares a video spot starring Chanel Cosmetics face Diane Kruger. The actress and style star exudes ease and self-confidence in a film showing her doing everyday things such as walking the city streets, chatting at a cafe and posing on the beach.
Chanel Fall Haute Couture – Set against a futuristic skyline fit for a science fiction flick, Chanel’s fall 2013 haute couture show presented a marriage between classic and future style. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld juxtaposed the fashion house’s iconic tweeds with shiny metallics and crystal embellished separates. For autumn, the Chanel woman dons a low-slung belt with her grid-like and striped patterned dresses. Lagerfeld offered many layers for the haute couture season; showcasing models wearing demure dresses worn over pants or even longer skirts. Thigh high suede boots, a more angular take on the classic porkpie hat and sci-fi inspired metalwork were the key accessories of the season.
Fresh Beauty – After sharing the news in April, here is a first look at actress Diane Kruger in a new Chanel cosmetics campaign. The advertisement was shot by Peter Lindbergh (2b Management) and features an understated looking Diane posing against a beach backdrop. The German beauty fronts the brand’s Resynchronizing Collection which features the Le Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel and Le Weekend de Chanel creams all made to reenergize the skin; Diane certainly looks refreshed here!
Milla in Chanel – Model and actress Milla Jovovich is the latest cover star of Elle Ukraine, gracing the magazine’s July 2013 edition. The Ukrainian-American star wears a swimsuit by Chanel in the image lensed by Eric Guillemain. / Art direction by Robert Mishchenko, Styling by Marine Brauncshvig
Emma in Chanel – English actress Emma Watson followed up her retro printed look with a dress at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Bling Ring”, held on June 4th, 2013. Emma wore a black and grey tweed Chanel dress from the fashion house’s fall collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Paris-Edimbourg – Inspired by the Scottish influence of Chanel’s pre-fall 2013 Paris-Edimbourg collection, the iconic fashion house tapped actress Tilda Swinton for the collection’s campaign. Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld lensed the Scottish blonde for the new advertisements set against a backdrop of medieval tapestries. Rich tartan and ornate embellishments bring a new twist to the transitional season.
Oversized Style – Bette Franke graces her first Vogue Japan cover for the magazine’s July 2013 edition. Lensed by Giampaolo Sgura, the Dutch beauty rocks a gigantic hula hoop bag from Chanel’s spring-summer 2013 collection with a swimsuit and platform sandals also from the same season.
Diane x Chanel – German actress and style star Diane Kruger has been named as the new ambassador of Chanel’s Skincare line. Previously, Kruger has appeared in the iconic brand’s Allure fragrance campaign in 1996 and Chanel’s Paris-Biarritz handbag advertising campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld in 2007. The campaign will be unveiled later this year.