Karl Lagerfeld's globalization-themed Fall 2013 show for Chanel was dominated by the presence of a 25-meter-high globe, and the designer says the idea for it shook him out of his slumber.
"This idea comes when I sleep," Lagerfeld said during a video interview with Harper's Bazaar's Laura Brown. "I always have a paper next to my bed because I have very good ideas in the early morning just before waking up. I have very clear visions of things I could do, should do, and want to do."
But Brown doesn't just talk business with him — she also gets him to joke and laugh. When Brown says Lagerfeld resembles Angelina Jolie, the designer deadpans and says, "I don't think so. We have big mouths, that's all."
Karl Lagerfeld has set the theme for this year's Bal de la Rose du Rocher in Monte Carlo as "Belle et Pop," which will combine the imagery and music of France's Golden Age with the latest trends in rap, hip-hop, and soul.
Karl Lagerfeld has set the theme for this year's Bal de la Rose du Rocher in Monte Carlo as "Belle et Pop," which will combine the imagery and music of France's Golden Age with the latest trends in rap, hip-hop, and soul. [WWD]
After previously showing in Milan, Burberry will present its next menswear collection in London. [Telegraph]
Macy's latest brand literally comes straight from a magazine. Teen Vogue collaborated with the retailer on a collection that launches in stores and online today. [WWD]
Meanwhile, Lily Aldridge has teamed up with Velvet by Graham & Spencer on a 13-piece capsule collection, which reflects the model's signature "boho rock-and-roll glamour" style. [Vogue UK]
The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum will explore the mystical role of shoes in mythology through its next exhibition, The Amazing Shoemaker — Fairy Tales and Legends About Shoes and Shoemakers. [WWD]
Condé Nast has premiered video networks for Glamour and GQ to kick-start the development of its newly created entertainment division. [Mashable]
Iris Apfel's second collection of sunglasses for Eyebobs is now available. [SheFinds]
Karlie's Kookies might soon be stocked at a Whole Foods near you. [The New York Post]
Nicholas Kirkwood looks to architecture to inspire his fancy footwear: "The curve, the line, the angles, all of it is close to the structure of a bridge, if not of a building in itself." [AnotherMag]
The Chanel jacket might have risen to worldwide acclaim in 1954, but its timeless nature owes much to the reason it was created: freedom of movement.
In a new film released by the house, Coco Chanel herself is seen in an interview, explaining that the hardest part of her job is "enabling women to move with ease, to not feel like they're in costume. Not changing attitude, or manner, depending on their dress. It's very difficult. And the human body is always moving."
But in the early '50s, the prevailing fashion was highly decorative, wasp-waisted, and decidedly harder to move in than Chanel's straight-cut tweed jackets and wraparound skirts. It's no surprise that Chanel's masculine jacket started what the house rightly calls a revolution in the way women dress. Since the '80s, when Karl Lagerfeld took over the house, the jacket has been shown in scores of different fabrics and colors, but the spirit of the original design (and the way they're made) remains intact.
A look at what led to its creation in the video below.
For Fall 2013, Chanel has mastered the dramatic eye yet again. Designer Karl Lagerfeld played with the fashion house's signature motifs, while the beauty team created a sparkling take on Chanel's signature smoky eye. The hair was styled straight and sleek, so it could easily fit under furry, helmet-shaped hats and be tucked into collars. And if the Parisian runway is any indication, classic dark pink polish will be huge for Fall.
The look: Glittered lids and vibrantly hued cloche-like hats. Color scheme: Eyes dotted in glistening champagne and silver tones; fuzzy caps in shades of pink, mint, royal blue, and oxblood. The ambiance: Celebrities such as Jessica Chastain and Milla Jovovich sitting in the front row at a grandiose production featuring a gigantic swirling globe.
Chanel goes global, and Saint Laurent takes on grunge — are you dying to know what else c'est passé a Paris? Our fashion and beauty director, Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, has all the fashionably French scoop straight from the Chanel Fall 2013 show. Click on to check it out now!
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.