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Salzburg

Chanel Pre-Fall 15

The Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Métiers d’Art 2014-2015 Show, titled « Paris-Salzburg », presented at Schloss Leopoldskron Palace, on December 2, 2014, made reference to Chanel’s Little Black Jacket, which was inspired by a Tyrolean uniform, worn by a lift attendant that Coco Chanel met at the Schloss Mittersill hotel, in Salzburg, in the ’50s.

Another Salzburg-inspired collection : Karen Walker Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (influenced by « The Sound of Music » and by Bob Dylan, this show was dubbed « Salzburg, USA »).

Photo : Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Places

 

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Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rouge Coco 14

Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine lipstick has influenced the Christmas cake (created by the Pastry Chef of Beige, Julien Kientzler, this yule log was made with caramel and dark chocolate) that Karl Lagerfeld has designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo restaurant, on the top floor of the Chanel Ginza building.

Photo : Courtesy of Alain Ducasse and Karl Lagerfeld

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Food

 

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Last Year at Marienbad

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The French formal garden of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2011 Show was inspired by the black-and-white elegance of Alain Resnais’s « Last Year at Marienbad / L’Année dernière à Marienbad ».

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Coconut milk

Chanel AW1415 Coconut milk

Coconut milk cartons have inspired a bag in the supermarket-themed Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection (the inscription, « lait de COCO », French for « coconut milk », is a pun on Gabrielle « Coco » Chanel’s nickname).

Photo : Courtesy of Chanel

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Food

 

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Enki Bilal

Chanel Couture AW1314

The futuristic backdrop of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show was inspired by Enki Bilal’s comics.

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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Comics

 

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Versailles

Chanel Couture AW1415

The theme of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, which mixed modernity with baroque elements, was « Le Corbusier goes to Versailles ».

Other Versailles-inspired collections : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Resort 2013 (Karl Lagerfeld said that the theme of this collection, presented at Versailles, was « Versailles in a Socialist France »), LaQuan Smith Spring/Summer 2011 (this collection was influenced by Marie Antoinette and Versailles), Maxime Simoëns Couture Spring/Summer 2011 (this show, titled « This, Madame, is Versailles », was inspired by Sofia Coppola’s « Marie Antoinette »), Thakoon Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection was based on the similarities between the costumes worn at Versailles and the Masai outfits).

To read about other Le Corbusier-influenced collections, search for the « Le Corbusier » post that I have published on June 22, 2014.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Places

 

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Marie Laurencin

Chanel Couture SS11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The palette of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Show was based on Marie Laurencin’s watercolors (in 1923, the French artist painted Coco Chanel’s portrait).

Other Marie Laurencin-inspired shows : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection was influenced by a grayish portrait by Marie Laurencin), Christian Lacroix Spring/Summer 2008 (some pieces paid tribute to Marie Laurencin’s oeuvre).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Art

 

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