Chanel Fall 2013 was all about celebrating the brand's global reach. With the strains of "Around the World" pumping through the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld sent models swirling around a gigantic light-up globe with interlocking CC logo flags dropped in to the brand's boutiques around the world. Chanel's iconic tweeds turned up in boxy jackets with rounded shoulders over matching miniskirts, while the famous quilted bag got an update with an open-ended handle. Nighttime came in layers of sheer black over chain-laden boots and globe-shaped minaudières. From the folders filled with photos of the collection by Lagerfeld himself to the enormity of the set, there was a precision and an attention to detail that one can only expect of a house like Chanel. If this is Karl's world, then we want to live in it. Click through to see the full Chanel 2013 collection.
Chanel's Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection was a study in how to be a global brand. Start by putting on the largest production of Paris Fashion Week, complete with a glowing globe dotted with your store locations spinning in the middle of the Grand Palais. Then line up a celeb-packed front row, including Jessica Chastain and Frank Ocean. And finally, send out a strong collection that capitalizes on the DNA of the brand while hitting all the right notes for the season. Jackets had the de rigeur rounded shoulder and boxy shape, while high hemlines skimmed the leather of thigh high boots. Footwear took on a tough edge with chains strewn across the front, and there were endless varieties of the iconic Chanel bag — some familiar, some brand-new. Based on this collection, we might see some new dots on that globe come next season. Click through to see the full Chanel 2013 collection.
Jessica Chastain and Milla Jovovich showed love for Karl Lagerfeld today when they dropped by the Chanel Fall 2013 fashion presentation during Paris Fashion Week. Both Milla and Jessica wore black-and-white Chanel pieces, with Jessica carrying a classic Chanel handbag. Vanessa Paradis also attended the show, mingling with friend Karl before the fun began.
Jessica Chastain has become a fixture during PFW this season, sitting front row at Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and numerous other events. Her busy schedule may have something to do with her boyfriend, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, who is an executive for French brand Moncler. Jessica is hardly the only star who has been making the style rounds in the City of Light — be sure to check out all of the celebrities at Paris Fashion Week before it wraps up tomorrow.
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 Paris Fashion Week show today, take a look back at some of the finest beauty looks the design house has sent down the catwalks.
Anne Hathaway scored an Oscar for best supporting actress looking radiant in a makeup palette consisting of petal-pink lips and flicked-out eyeliner. Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee not only made up Anne for the big show but also transformed her look quickly, using only eyeliner, for the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty. Learn how to re-create both looks, step by step, in today's Celebrity Secret Weapon and if you're ready to try the full look yourself you can get all the products at Chanel.com. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria.
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A few of the most fashionable celebrities in Hollywood turned out for Chanel's pre-Oscars dinner in LA last night. Best actress nominee Jessica Chastain and Kate Bosworth wore Chanel dresses for the event, where they rubbed elbows with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Ginnifer Goodwin, January Jones, and Rachel Zoe.
Jessica walked the red carpet solo, but she raised plenty of eyebrows the previous night when she left the Women in Film pre-Oscars bash with boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo. She has been notoriously tight-lipped about her romantic life, but it was revealed that Jessica Chastain's boyfriend has connections to the fashion industry: he's an executive at Moncler. However, Jessica will be taking her grandmother — not boyfriend Gian — to the Oscars, where she is up for the best actress prize. Don't forget to tune in to our LIVE Oscars red carpet coverage and viewing party starting tonight at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST.
If we had to conjure up a guest list for the most fashionable dinner, then last night's Chanel pre-Oscars affair would be it. With best actress nominee Jessica Chastain along with Kate Bosworth and January Jones leading the Chanel-clad attendee pack, there was no shortage of polished evening looks to pore over. Of course, it was as much about who wore the label's famous tweed wares (Chloë Moretz and Lily Collins included), as it was about honing in on the equally iconic quilted bags, cap-toe pumps, costume pearls, and camellia-themed accents. Click on for an all-angles look at who wore what — down to the very last detail — at Chanel's pre-Oscars dinner.
Every year, the Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner pulls the young and fresh Hollywood set. From Oscar nominees like Jessica Chastain to fashion notables like Rachel Zoe, the guest list is packed with must-see women wearing the must-see beauty trends. This year, the looks on the red carpet ranged from outstanding eyeliner to casual updos. See it up close now.
Not safe for children? Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has banned Keira Knightley's commercial for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance from airing during programs aimed at kids, deeming it too "sexually suggestive."
The ad, in which Karl Lagerfeld describes the actress's character as a sort of Chanel superwoman, Knightley is seen riding a motorcycle to a photo shoot. Once there, a male photographer flirtatiously helps her out of her jumpsuit and boots, but before he knows what's happening, Knightley is fully dressed — helmet and all — riding away from the set.
In explaining its decision to ban the ad, the ASA pointed to a "clear sexual tension" between Knightley's character and the photographer and noted that "the photographer was directly involved in unzipping the actress' garments and that there was a suggestion that she was naked aside from a bed sheet . . . We considered the ad was suitable for older children, but that the sexually suggestive material was unsuitable for young children."
Is the ad really too racy for kids? Take a look at it below and tell us what you think.