Chanel's new film is proof that Karl Lagerfeld should stick to fashion

The brand Chanel is synonymous with elegance and class. The new short film by the house's creative director Karl Lagerfeld is anything but. The film Reincarnation premiered at Chanel’s Métiers d'Art 2014/15 Paris-Salzburg show last Tuesday. It stars model du jour Cara Delevingne as a dirndl-clad hotel maid moonlighting as a reincarnation of Empress Sisi of ... Read more

Fashion legend: Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel by Man Ray Coco Chanel, the most famous woman in fashion history, needs little introduction. Widely credited with revolutionising womenswear in the early twentieth century, she founded one of the world's top luxury brands. Fashion historians argue that she was not the only nor the first designer to apply modernist principles to dressmaking. ... Read more

Mad Muse: Marchesa Luisa Casati

Marchesa Luisa Casati

Marchesa Luisa Casati by Man Ray (1922) Marchesa Luisa Casati was an eccentric patroness of the arts and socialite, born into an aristocratic Italian family in 1881. As a teenager, she inherited an immense fortune that she later used to fund her transformation into a living work of art. In her ruined Venetian palace (the ... Read more

This week in fashion #3

John Rocha Autumn Winter 2014

Breaking news Chanel will be hosting their next Cruise show in Dubai. Given that the house’s Cruise and Pre-Fall shows usually take place in cities connected to Coco Chanel’s life and there is no known link between her and Dubai, it’s safe to say that appeasing the Middle Eastern market is vitally important to Chanel. ... Read more

In defense of Chanel’s haute couture running shoes


After making a surprise appearance on Parisian catwalks last month, Chanel’s haute couture running shoes emerged as the most viral story from the Haute Couture Spring 2014 fashion week. Many a fashionista’s eyes rolled at the esteemed French house, as if to say that streetwear influences in haute couture are blasphemous and inelegant. How do ... Read more