The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry's most prolific figures and worked up until his death.
The mid-west doesn’t play around when it comes to handsome men; born April 23, 1979 in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, Brad Kroenig has been nothing less than a godsend.
Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany. He finished his secondary school at the Lyc?e Montaigne in Paris, where he majored in drawing and history and after winning the coats category in a design competition in 1955, he was hired as Pierre Balmain's assistant.
Gormley & Gamble was founded in 2014 by Phoebe Gormley, who quit university to start the business, investing what would have been her final year of tuition fees in the company - hence the ‘Gamble’ part of the name. Since its launch the business has gone from strength to strength, and following a move to Savile Row in January 2016 G&G will be the solo women’s-only tailors in the street.
It’s 10:30 a.m. and in Terminal 2C, gate n°5, of Paris-Cambon airport, under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, a row of check-in desks line the runway for Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2016 Ready‑to‑Wear collection. Passengers and Chanel Airlines hostesses parade some 99 looks.
We presented for you the Handbags trends for Fall-Winter 2015-2016. Now it is the time to show you, the most strange handbags presented during the Fashion Weeks in Paris, Milan, New York and London.
An Art Deco-inspired casino – built from scratch in the main hall of the Grand Palais – set the stage for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture collection, replete with slot machines and roulette and blackjack tables manned by croupiers. Meandering through this chic Cercle Privé casino were a selection of handpicked guests, with Karl Lagerfeld adding to the excitement by inviting A-lister friends of the house (around 20 in total) to sit at tables in the casino’s center. Kristen Stewart led the way, followed by Julianne Moore, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabelle Huppert, Rita Ora, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Lily Collins. Joining them were Vanessa Paradis, accompanied by her daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Alice Dellal and Violette d'Urso.
For the presentation of its Cruise 2015/16 collection, Chanel heads to the ultra futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – the Zaha Hadid-designed exhibition and performance space – in Seoul, South Korea. Structured silhouettes in sweet, eye-popping hues effortlessly marry South Korean influences with Chanel hallmarks. The mood proves energetic with avant-garde leanings, as Karl Lagerfeld revisits local culture in a broad sense, from traditional dress (the hanbok) to sugary K-Pop aesthetics.
From the funky, old rings you might have fished out of a bargain bin to exclusive, designer pieces of jewellery from a time long gone, purchasing vintage items is an investment in both your personal style and the quality of your collection. However, not all vintage is made equal. To avoid scams, low quality, and missed opportunities, here are six things you need to know before you start buying vintage pieces.
World famous model Cara Delevingne is the face of the new Chanel campaign. The 22-year-old supermodel, who is part of a luxury fashion house's campaign not for the first time and is a regular on the catwalk for designer Karl Lagerdelf, has been given a retro military vision for the photo shoot.
The extravagant workaholic Karl Lagerfeld presented his latest womenswear collection for the luxury fashion house Chanel yesterday (March 10, 2015) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
Last night (February 22, 2015) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA, was held the 87th Academy awards ceremony, which honored the best films of 2014. As usually on the Red carpet, we saw many glamorous gowns and now we are going to present you our 'Best dressed celebrities' list...
Today (January 27, 2015) during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015), German designer Karl Lagerfeld presented his Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection for Chanel fashion house.
Gisele Bundchen poses barefoot in the new ad campaign for "Chanel".
34-year-old model, who became the face of the iconic fragrance Chanel №5 in May last year, taking the role of Brad Pitt, shot her second campaign for the brand. On the pictures she poses barefoot in front of some of the famous landmarks of Paris.
To provide a source of inspiration for the 2014 new festive illuminations, the New West End Company’s Bond Street Development Group delved deep into the archives to explore the heritage of the street, established in 1686 and now home to over 125 of the world’s leading luxury stores including more than 80 designer flagships which sees £1billion of spend annually.
"Make fashion, not war", "Feminism, not masochism" were the inscriptions on the posters of the models from the fashion show of fashion house 'Chanel'. The inspiration for this event came from the challenges that women face around the world every day.
Lady Gaga shoot a photo session for the September issue of "Harper` s Bazaar ". On the cover she posed in a pink Chanel suit and her dog - the French Bulldog Asia. In the edition who can find information about the style of the star - clothes type "vintage".
Gisele Bündchen will be the celebrity in the new advertising campaign of the famous luxury fragrance Chanel N°5.
She has already collaborated with Chanel in the Cosmetics and Makeup lines. According to Chanel, Gisele represents a fresh, modern and timeless elegance that fits perfectly Chanel N°5.
Minimalist staging set the tone for the Chanel Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture show. Beneath the domed glass ceiling of the Grand Palais, a stage consisting of glowing white walls and polished steel panels revealed a large staircase from which models emerged at the show’s opening. Within this nightclub atmosphere musician Sébastien Tellier, dressed in a blue and pink suit, was accompanied by a white-clad orchestra.
'Chanel' fashion house constructed a gallery filled with 'art works' for the presentation of brand's Spring-Summer 2014 collection on October 1, 2013 during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France.
All of the custom-made art works referenced the codes of the fashion house - a quilted sumo wrestler, a robot made from bottles of 'Chanel No 5' and ladders made from the chain used on 2.55 bags.
The famous American supermodel Kristen McMenamy was chosen to be a face of the Autumn-Winter collection of fashion label Balenciaga.
A few days ago 17-year-old Bulgarian top model Kremena Otashliyska took part in photosession of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Kremi was part of Chanel Resort 2013 Fashion Show in Singapore and posed for lookbook of 'Diesel Black and White'. Kremena Otashliyska is the most popular Bulgarian top model ever - only for the last season she walked on the runway of 53 fashion shows for some of the most famous fashion houses in the world and had plenty of photoshoots for 'AnOther', 'Numero', 'V', 'W' , 'Vogue' and many other magazines.
On Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, were shown famous designers’ most breathtaking creations during the Costume Institute Gala exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture". The annual event was co-chaired this year by Rooney Mara and Beyoncé, who was glamorous on the red carpet with long dress in black and flamy orange!
One of the most popular Bulgarian models Kremena Otashliyska, marched in the four fashion cities – New York, Paris, Milan and London – this year. She made the incredible 52 shows for top designers such as: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavali, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, Iris Van Herpen, Elie Saab, Armani, Fendi, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lavin, Kenzo, Louis Vutton, Carven, Roberto Cavalli, Just Cavalli, Giambattista Valli, Viktor & Rolf, Prabal Gurung and many others, said the fashion agency 'Inter Models'.
There is no doubt that Chanel is the universal language when it comes to the world of luxury fashion. That was clearly shown at the presentation of Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall 2013 collection for the brand. Under the ornate glass ceiling of the Grand Palais, there was a gigantic, rotating globe with tiny Chanel flags planted wherever the brand is sold, which is pretty much everywhere except Africa, New Zealand and a few more places.
Chanel are finalising the release of their new Coco Noir scent, the third made in homage to designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.
The fragrance is intended to focus on the interplay between light and dark and the luminosity of black and Baroque elements.
The scent is a "luminous, transparent oriental," according to Christopher Sheldrake, perfumer for Chanel, and it has been developed by the company's master perfumer, Jacques Polge.
The fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" presented their summer collections, in which the mini dresses from lace dominated.
The most seductive dress this season will be ultra-short dress. Black remains a modern classic and among the materials lace is used the most. Both fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" will dictate the fashion in the summer wardrobe with the new romantic visions they presented
The new Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2012 collection celebrates the 80th anniversary of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's 1932 Bijoux de Diamants collection. Chanel displayed nine celestial-inspired pieces - haute couture of fine jewelry. The pieces from the collection associate beauty and imagination. The necklaces, rings and earrings are made of white gold, diamonds, pearls and sapphires. The whole collection will be presented in July.
On the evening of November 9 in New York took place Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. 31 sets of wings and 69 outfits in total were presented by the sexy angels. The whole to-do cost was $12 million and featured more than 2 million Swarovski crystals on the models. Candice Swanepoel opened the show in a ballet-inspired tutu. Karlie Kloss, Bregje Heinen, Joan Smalls and 12 more models made their Victoria's Secret debuts at the show, alongside seasoned names and the brand's legendary Angels among which Alessandra Ambrosio, Chanel Iman, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge.
A couple of days ago, Chanel presented its Cruise collection, Resort 2012, at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on the French Riviera and was nothing less than we would have expected from Karl Lagerfeld.
The designer booked possibly the most expensive hotel in the world for however many days it took to get the show on the runway and as we expected - it was glamorous.
Chanel presented it's new collection "Paris Byzantium". The show was held last night, in the ultimate setting of the Chanel maison mere, in a room specially decorated for this event; Ottoman style, with walls covered with copper sequins, benches with many cushions and low tables ornate with mosaics.
The Empress Theodora from the early 6th century was Lagerfeld's creative muse. "She was a former circus performer before she became Empress," says the designer, comparing her unusual destiny to Coco Chanel' who sang in cafes before she became the Empress of the fashion world.
Rich shades, warm tones and pinks mingled with coppers - Chanel's gorgeous new holiday beauty collection has arrived
This year, Chanel's Christmas collection draws inspiration from a famous saying by Epicurus: “Let us succumb to temptation before it disappears.” Think warm tones, pretty pinks teamed with bronzes and coppers: 'Fuchsia is a playful weapon of seduction' in the new range. The combination of bright fuchsia cheeks, bold pink lips and copper brown eyes is absolutely stunning.
Keira Knightley slips into a beige bodysuit and mounts a vintage motorcycle for a Chanel commercial on Sunday afternoon at Concorde Place in Paris, France.
The 25-year-old British actress has a new movie, Never Let Me Go, out in limited release on Sept. 15. The flick co-stars Carey Mulligan and Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield.
The shows at Paris Couture fashion week for Fall/Winter 2010-2011 included designers like Chanel, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier, who presented breathtaking collections along with equally stunning make-up looks.
The biggest Paris Couture fashion week beauty trends are:
The less is more when it comes to skin. During the Fall/Winter season the foundation should be seamless and transparent.
Chanel will launch on the market Bleu (blue), a new fragrance for men, in late summer.
The perfume is named after a Chanel fragrance of the 1930s. Bleu de Chanel is a woody aromatic signed by in-house perfumer Jacques Polge.
The perfume has notes of citrus, peppermint, pink peppercorn, grapefruit, cedar, jasmine, ginger and sandalwood.
Karl Lagerfeld presented in St. Tropez his new cruise collection for Chanel on a fashion show yesterday, to a crowd including Vanessa Paradis, Anna Mouglalis, Diane Kruger, Georgia May Jagger, Leigh Lezark and Andre Leon Talley.
This time the legendary fashion brand, known for its elegant and classic clothes, surprised everyone with an atypical collection for 2010-2011. The models were casual, designed for lovers of hot days and sea cruises.
Large bags with metal accessories, buckles and handles long continue to rule the catwalks and fashion lines of established designers such as Chanel. Luxurious materials will complement the richness of the season, shiny, patent leather, suede models in different colors and patterns from the extravagant wave of Dolce & Gabbana. For the night, a suitable accessory to the outfit are small bags with sequins and crystals that complement the style and add elegance. All decorations, including buckles and feathers are covered with fashion trends.
The French actress - who plays the legendary French designer in new film
'Coco Avant Chanel' - is fascinated by Coco's life and loved being able
to portray her on the big screen.
She said: "I've always loved Chanel's style but I was more interested in her character than the fashion. Her life is so rich, and her personality so unusual, that the story of her life is far greater than simply being a story of fashion. And I wanted to discover what lay behind the facade."
The French actress - who plays the legendary designer in new film 'Coco
Avant Chanel' - says the designer was a huge inspiration because she broke
down barriers that had held back women before her.
Audrey said: "She was the woman of the moment. She was very intelligent, strong and courageous. She wanted to be free and independent. At the time, nobody knew that could exist. She refused to let herself be closed off by social conventions and she was almost a rebel - she was almost a feminist ahead of time. In terms of fashion, she freed women."
The 62nd Festival was opened for the first time with an animation film.
Disney Pixar's Up is the story of an old man who achieves his dream of flying
away to the wilds of South America when he ties thousands of balloons to his
house, only to discover that a nine-year-old boy explorer has stowed away with
The film features the voices of Christopher Plummer and John Ratzenberger and is directed by Pete Docter, of Monsters Inc and Toy Story fame.
he Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, the spring 2009 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition is on view at the Metropolitan from May 6 through August 9, 2009.
Haute couture refers to the designing, creating, and selling exclusive custom-made, high fashion women's clothes.
The term "haute couture" comes from the French language. Haute means "high" or "elegant", Couture means "sewing" or "dressmaking".
A business must be a member of the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris, which is regulated by the French Department of Industry, in order to be called a haute couture house.
Originally referred to French fashion and in France, now the term Haute Couture is also used loosely to describe all high-fashion custom-fitted clothing.