Karl Lagerfeld proved himself as the ultimate showman today, turning the Grand Palais into a Chanel modern art gallery for the Spring 2014 show. Models glided past paintings and sculptures referencing the house's iconic logo, tweeds, and fragrances to the thumping beat of Jay Z's "Picasso, Baby." New motifs of the season focused on wearing two bags at once, including the graffiti-emblazoned tote and embellished backpack. And if you love bright color, you're in luck with almost neon shades turning up in ruffled dresses and even a crop top. And while the front row glittered with stars like Katy Perry and Rita Ora, the runway was just as star-filled with models including Alexa Chung, Miranda Kerr and Cara Delevingne. A masterpiece indeed!
Can you believe Chanel is just launching a cream blush now? As a very big fan of Chanel's makeup products, my heart nearly skipped a beat when I got my fingers on Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Révélation ($38). This warm pink blush provides the perfect way to give your complexion a natural-looking flush in the way only a cream formula can. But what impressed me most about the formulation was how light and airy it felt, and how it seemed to have a stay-put, powdery finish. After trying to make cream blushes work for me for years, I've often found that they're too creamy and don't blend well with my foundation, or they're just too thick and I end up looking like I have face paint smudged on my cheeks. But this cream/powder hybrid is truly the best of both worlds.
While scooping up Chanel bags left and right might be more of daydreaming shopping than reality, looking at said pieces leaves your wallet with zero pinch. As a treat, we've rounded up all of the latest offerings for Fall 2013 here for you to pin, bookmark, or just stare at.
Nicky Hilton took a brisk NYC stroll as an opportunity to layer up in style — and we applaud her for getting it just right. She started with the basics — a black V-neck tee and gray skinny jeans — but then got much more detail-oriented. To snaz things up, Nicky threw on a statement biker-style shearling jacket, black high-top sneakers, a black wide-brim hat, and a chain-handle Chanel bag. The result? A cozy Fall look that's just as cool as it is functional. Shop similar pieces below to get Nicky's latest look.
Last night, Revenge's Ashley Madekwe hosted a party at the 7 For All Mankind store in Century City, CA, in honor of the label's new collaboration with Malhia Kent. So, naturally, she threw some pieces from the collection into her look. Ashley started with a 7 For All Mankind denim shirt, which she tucked into a black PVC Topshop Unique miniskirt — "I've gone PVC crazy. I'm all about it!" she raved to us. Then she added a Malhia Kent blue metallic moto jacket ($650), a red crossbody Chanel wallet bag, and black Giuseppe Zanotti ankle boots. Re-create Ashley's latest look for your next soiree by shopping similar, and some exact, pieces below.
If there's one thing that's certain, it's that Chanel's shows are always full of whimsy and fantasy. Whether it's a high-fashion haystack or bedazzled brows, the runway stylings of this iconic brand are a delight to behold. So, let your imagination wander. In honor of Chanel's impending Paris Fashion Week show, take a look back at some of the finest beauty looks the design house has sent down the catwalks.
We couldn't be more thrilled that Cate Blanchett is back in the spotlight as she promotes her new Woody Allen flick, Blue Jasmine. At the latest London premiere, the actress selected a beautiful Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown that put her shoulders on the forefront. Before that, at the Paris premiere, Cate chose a cobweb-inspired tulle dress from Christopher Kane's Resort 2014 collection. Cate has also given us a beautiful pink Balenciaga that's worth seeing from all angles and a black-and-white Alexander McQueen gown. But there are so many more amazing red carpet moments from the great Cate. In honor of her new movie release, we're looking back on Cate's most fashion-forward red carpet moments of all time. True, they can't be re-created, but they sure are inspiring.
There's no doubt that Chanel is synonymous with sophistication, luxury, and timelessness, but few know the story of how Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel rose from obscurity to become one of the most widely recognized and celebrated names in fashion. To tell the remarkable tale, the brand has composed five truly mesmerizing videos, titled Inside Chanel, which unfold the narrative of how Gabrielle Chanel rebelled against the conventions of her time to pursue her personal style and love of fashion, and how she ultimately produced some of the most provocative, innovative, and, above all, coveted designs of her time. The series concludes in a melodic interview with Karl Lagerfeld as he speaks to the elements of Chanel's fearlessness.
The beauty of the videos speaks for itself. As you watch, it's hard not to become whisked away into this exquisitely artistic world in which a soothing narrator weaves together the story of how a little orphan girl from France became an eternal icon.
A look at each video, right here
Miley Cyrus and her crop tops are pretty inseparable, so when the singer traveled to Paris, you know she didn't leave home without one. Only this time, Miley took her daring style sensibility to a chicer level by pairing her metallic top with black high-waisted trousers, revealing only a sliver of midriff. She continued her luxurious look with a knit cropped sweater, a multistrand Chanel pearl necklace, and a matching Chanel cuff bracelet. As Miley keeps her crop-top momentum going, what do you think of her latest attempt?
Summer came to a close this weekend, and the stars were getting ready for Fall on Instagram. Emmy Rossum debuted her autumnal Tory Burch sneakers on a walk through the grass, while Mindy Kaling kicked up her Valentino booties while writing for the upcoming television season.
Over at Ashley Madekwe's home, her thoughts had already drifted to next Spring, as the actress packed racks of stylish duds for her New York trip to Fashion Week. Click through now to see the rest of this week's most stylish celebrity candids, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Fashion on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!