Ambassadors and friends of the House, including Keira Knightley, Naomi Campbell, and Hio Miyazawa, came together at the V&A South Kensington in London to celebrate the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition 'Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto'. Following their visit, they shared their thoughts on this retrospective, which is the first of its kind to be presented in the United Kingdom.Having initially premiered in Paris in 2020, the exhibition, created in collaboration with the Palais Galliera, the Fashion Museum of the City of Paris, and with the support of CHANEL, is now open at the V&A South Kensington. It will remain on display there until February 25th, 2024.
The Chic DIY Chanel-Style Jacket from Upholstery Fabric
Let's imagine crafting a stunning Chanel-style jacket not from the conventional materials, but from an unexpected source: upholstery fabric.
Yes, you read that right! In this blog: the story ánd a link to the tutorial.
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How did tweed suits become such an iconic item for Chanel? Let’s go back to 1924. In the spring 1924, Coco Chanel had a new boyfriend, a society playboy Hugh Grosvenor, the second Duke of Westminster, and one of the richest men in England. They met at a Christmas party in Monte Carlo in 1923 and they started seeing each other.
Facts and Fiction about the wonderful Chanel tweeds.. read all about it in the wonderful blog of Elena Tran here: Baudekin Studio Blog.
Paraded along the riverbanks of the Seine in Paris, the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023/24 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard is the portrait of a sensitive yet bold Parisienne. What she wears, what she reads and thinks, and her very attitude to life is reflected in the assembly of tweeds, silk chiffons, organza and inlaid lace, as the composition of floral and graphic motifs testify to the effervescence of a rich and feminine creative universe.
A tribute to glamorous film figures – the Cruise 2023/24 collection unites the reverie of the glamorous film figures with Los Angeles’ active pursuits: board sports, aerobics, roller skating and more. Evoking the Californian way of life, rhinestone-covered mini-shorts and jumpsuits, embroidered bustiers and little tank tops bring color and vitality to the collection imagined by Virginie Viard. See more at Chanel.com
Guestwriter: Elena Tran, Baudekin Studio
Facts and Fiction Behind Chanel's Iconic Tweed Fabric
You may love, or hate, or be totally indifferent about Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. However, you cannot deny that she had good taste. She was an opportunist and a shrewd business woman. She was a woman who understood the power of mystery and the importance of discretion. She reinvented her past to elevate herself to the highest ranks of society.
Et maintenant: The Chanel catwalk for Autumn/Winter 2023/2024. We LOVE it and it is VERY Chanel in all details and looks!
Watch and enjoy:
Last year, the fashion house CHANEL opened its fashion show with Charlotte Casiraghi, Prince Albert of Monaco's niece, riding her horse down the catwalk. Charlotte is a dressage rider and an ambassador for the fashion house. This playful action led to a lot of criticism because the animal welfare organizations said that a horse does not belong on the catwalk.
A few days ago, Stella McCarthy, fashion designer, vegan and animal lover par excellence, decided to do it completely differently. Horse-friendly and with a fashion message:
The Chanel-style bag is very similar to the style icon of the Chanel bag 2.55. How can you make this bag yourself? It's less difficult than you think. The bag has the construction of a envelope bag and offers four compartments. The instructions are in the Dutch language but the photos are easy to follow.