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;...

Since the Chanel Métiers D'Art Pre-Fall 2011 Paris-Byzance show was inspired by the Byzantine Empire, Karl Lagerfeld went to Ravenna, Italy to shoot the Look Book for the collection. I wonder how much of the ancient mosaics will be in the photos. I think it's great that Uncle Karl went to...

Chanel just can't help themselves, can they? A week after sending every eligible starlet down the Cannes catwalk in amazing couture dresses, they stage a fashion show in Istanbul devoted to their Paris-Byzance collection. Held in the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel, which was once a 19th...

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...

Each year, Chanel dedicates a special collection to its Métiers d'Art , the seven artisanal ateliers the house purchased in 1997: Lemarié (feather specialist), Lesage (embroiderer), Desrues (costume jeweler), Massaro (shoemaker), Maison Michel (milliner), Goossens (goldsmith) and Guillet...

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...

Having just opened a second Chanel boutique in Istanbul, Karl Lagerfeld toyed with the idea of staging his ninth pre-fall Métiers d'Art show in the exotic locale--Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, after all, did take Byzantine art as her major inspiration when she was the first to launch a line of...

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...

For its Métiers D'Arts show, Chanel was inspired by the subcontinent's grace, elegance and style. Equal parts Bombay and Paris, the tasteful mixture of silk fabrics, rich brocades and saris with the house's signature tweed jackets, black classic looks and pearls was presented in a subdued,...

My look: Fake fur jacket and hot pants, scarf, boots, bag, all by Chanel, bodysuit by Prada. Yesterday, I attended the Chanel Pre-fall 2012 Paris – Bombay Métier d'Arts show in Paris which left me truly speechless. It was probably the most amazing show I have ever been to with an...

 

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