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Behind the Icon: Chanel No. 5

14/09/2022

What makes a product iconic? That was the question we asked as we edited this year’s list of the 100 most iconic beauty products of all time. Though every lipstick, mascara, hair spray, and cleanser on the list deserves its moment in the sun, there are a few key beauty icons who have earned to have their stories (legends?) expanded on in greater detail. First up: a mini history behind Chanel No. 5 perfume. Maybe you’ve never worn Chanel No. 5—but you know…

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V&A Museum to stage major Coco Chanel exhibition

31/05/2022

The V&A Museum is preparing to stage a major new exhibition dedicated to the life and work of pioneering designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. The show, which will be the first UK exhibition of its kind, will chart the evolution of her designs and the establishment of the house of Chanel – from the opening of her first millinery boutique in Paris in 1910 to the showing of her final collection in 1971. The exhibition will feature more than 180 looks…

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A New TV Series Will Chronicle the Interconnected Lives of Christian Dior and Coco Chanel

14/02/2022

After the popular success of House of Gucci, the film industry is finally turning serious attention to the runways for inspiration. Apple TV+ just announced a new series, The New Look, starring Ben Mendelsohn and Juliette Binoche as Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. The series will chronicle the designers’ changing relationships and the genesis of Dior’s New Look tailoring in the Post-War period in Paris. Titillated? You should be. In the years immediately following World War II, Dior’s rethinking of the silhouette…

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Iconic Haute Couture Looks From The ’90s

24/01/2022

The ’90s were known for their bright and bold fashions and these runway moments are a testimony to the iconic era. Take a look at some of the most wonderful looks from the 90s Haute Couture Fashion Shows in Paris.                                                    …

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These Are 13 of the Most Iconic It Bags From the Past 3 Decades

24/12/2021

In Vogue’s most recent video, Everything You Need to Know About the It Bag, international editor at large Hamish Bowles schools us on, well, everything you could possibly want to know about the history of a handful of now-iconic designer bags. But where can one shop the latest iteration of the It bag? Chanel’s 2.55, Fendi’s baguette (not be confused with a loaf of bread!), and Dior’s saddle and lady bags are such durable styles that their legacy houses offer modern, newly produced versions of these classic…

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6 Famous Designers Who Have Costumed Films

22/12/2021

Costumes play a huge role in film by bringing life to the characters that don them and giving relevance to the period, genre, and setting. Here’s a look at some famous names in fashion who have lent their creative eye to the movie set.   Miuccia Prada | The Great Gatsby (2013) Creative director of Prada and Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada, collaborated with Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin and director Baz Luhrmann, selecting 40 different dresses from both the Prada and Miu Miu archives to be reworked…

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5 Actors Who Played Real-Life Fashion Figures

04/12/2021

Fashion biopics tell the stories surrounding the fascinating lives of fashion’s most beloved figures. Though only a handful of films and TV shows have been produced about the lives of fashion’s most influential and powerful individuals, these character portrayals capture the essence of their personality and nature—providing their audience with compelling storytelling of their lives and legacies both in the fashion world and in popular culture.   Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani With House of Gucci released on November 25, Lady Gaga stars as…

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4 Major Fashion Anniversaries in 2021

13/09/2021

As we near the end of 2021, there is hope in the air for better days going forward, an emergence from the chaos of the past months. A few brands are taking the opportunity to partake in a bit of celebration. Of all the anniversaries taking place this year, here are the ones we have our eye on.   Gucci’s 100th Anniversary Guccio Gucci, the founder of the now-iconic brand, left Florence at only 16 years old to work at…

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10 Glorious Celebrity Fashion Moments That Show The Enduring Power Of Chanel

06/08/2021

When it comes to sartorial conundrums, they don’t get more tricky than one recently faced by Olivia Rodrigo: what to wear to meet the President at the White House? The 18-year-old superstar musician found the answer in a Chanel twinset – a vintage one at that. First seen in a 1995 collection, Rodrigo’s Chanel suit was born before her. Olivia isn’t the only famous face that understands the timeless allure of Chanel. More and more A-listers are looking to vintage gowns for events,…

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Chanel launches Culture Fund to help artists, galleries and museums

23/07/2021

Chanel has launched a series of initiatives to help pioneering artists in a post-pandemic world. Through the Chanel Culture Fund, the brand will introduce the Chanel Next Prize to support 10 individual creators across the arts, as well as partnering with international cultural institutions to create new programmes highlighting creative thinking. The Chanel Next Prize will celebrate 10 artists in music, dance, performance and the visual arts who are “radically redefining their fields”. Each winner will receive €100,000 to further…

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