Titled "Second Floor," the photos capture Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's rooms above the brand's store at 31 rue Cambon. The 45 photographs will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London from September 12 to 22. "Shooting at Coco Chanel's apartment was an unexpectedly absorbing...

You know, there's Chanel everywhere....I take a little idea and I make a collection." -Karl Lagerfeld, WWD Empress Theodora and the Byzantine Empire were the inspiration behind Karl Lagerfeld's Paris-Byzance collection. Coco Chanel herself loved Byzantine jewelry and she borrowed motifs...

The story of famous Parisian couturier and legend, Gabrielle ‘Coco' Chanel is an epic tale full of fantastical characters, malevolent aunts, green-eyed friends, endless lovers and her beloved homeland Paris. It's no wonder that her life story has been depicted in so many books and romanticized...

Coco Chanel entertaining at La Pausa La Pausa, Coco Chanel's residence in the French Riviera from 1929 to 1953, is up for sale. The villa was one of her residences away from Paris and she entertained Stravinsky, Cocteau, Picasso, Bonnard, Luchino Visconti, and Somerset Maugham among...

Coco Chanel sits in her Hotel Ritz Paris apartment in 1960. Photo: Getty Images If you haven't fallen into the brain-itching wormhole of voyeuristic awesomeness that is The Coveteur yet, get your flashlights ready because you're about to get sucked in. The beautifully executed blog takes you...

While in Paris during the couture shows, editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra had a rare glimpse into one of fashion's most treasured troves: the apartment once inhabited by a one Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. Luckily for us, she brought her Flip Camera. Come inside! Please help us foster a friendly...

footsteps you can stay in her pre-WWII suite at The Ritz – for a mere $11,000 a night that is! The suite is personalized to give it a sense of Chanel, for example the interlocking C's on the marble floor. "Coromandel laquerware, rock crystals and large mirrors pay tribute to Mademoiselle...

As I mentioned in a previous post, the recreation of Place Vendôme for the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture show was significant because The Ritz, the place where Coco Chanel laid her head down to sleep is located in Place Vendôme. It was a place that she was not only familiar with, but she...

her first millinery shop, opened in 1912 to the 1920s, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel rose to become one of the leading fashion designers in Paris, France. Replacing the corset with comfort and casual elegance, her fashion themes included simple suits and dresses, women trousers, costume jewelry,...

Let's visit Coco Chanel's Paris Flat at 31 Rue Cambon, above the Chanel Boutique. Even though Coco resided at the Ritz in Paris, which was within walking distance, she lived in the heart of Chanel. The Chanel Boutique has four floors – the shop is at the street level, dressing rooms on the...

 

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