For the Byzantine-inspired Chanel Paris-Byzance Pre-Fall 2011 collection, Karl Lagerfeld pulled out all the stops to create a gilded, ornate collection of crocodile, python and cabochon. These designs aren't for a shrinking violet, but even lovers of statement pieces should be careful;...

Boasting a rich cultural history, Ravenna is "best look at the glories of Byzantium this side of Istanbul." (Rick Steves, Ravenna: Italy's Byzantium). Since the Chanel Métiers D'Art Pre-Fall 2011 Paris-Byzance show was inspired by the Byzantine Empire, Karl Lagerfeld went to Ravenna, Italy...

For the past decade, Chanel has organized a special show each December outside of the typical Fashion Week schedule in order to honor the superior work of the house's artisans. Known as "Métiers d'Art," this lovely tradition showcases the quality craftmanship for which Chanel is famous. "Paris...

FIRST LOOK: CHANEL Gunmetal nail polish and slouchy pants - discuss! "Omigosh, are the Chanel models wearing flats?!" That was the first office outburst from yesterday, when Karl Lagerfeld showed his zillionth collection for Chanel in Paris. Besides the usual femme lace and leather trim,...

paycheck, he seems to be able to sense that feeling within his client base and zig when everyone expects him to zag, which has lead to a freshness and creativity in the past several Chanel collections that continues to delight me. On Friday, we introduced you to the Outstanding Pieces range...

Paris Rue Cambon shop, transforming it into an Ottoman Palace (with décor worthy of such a title) as he revisited the bold colors and antique golds of enamels and icons, saturating an exquisite collection with midnight and mineral blues, deep purples, violets and greens. Thus, Paris-Byzance...

Inspired by the mosaic of Empress Theodora, Chanel Global Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips created a beautiful, graphic look for the Chanel Paris-Byzance Pre-Fall 2011 Collection. According to Style.com , Philips "re-created the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her...

the gap between past and present, Occident and Orient, Istanbul – a crossroads, swarming metropolis and a city of striking contrasts with ist mosques, secular neighborhoods, high-flying jet-setters and high-tech has been chosen by CHANEL for another showing of its Métiers d'Art...

new concept amongst the great houses, where they will be taking us not only behind the scenes to see how their looks come together, but actually offering glimpses into upcoming collections and releases, how-to tutorials on some of their latest looks, and even a segment on their most popular...

First Look: Chanel's new London flagship, 158 New Bond Street This morning I made my way over to New Bond Streetwith a bit of a spring in my step. Only moments before I arrived, Chanel had opened the doors to the new London flagship store on New Bond Street. A select number of press were...

 

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