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

This week in fashion #6

Breaking news It’s been an eventful week for power moves in fashion. The Financial Times fashion editor Vanessa Friedman has replaced critics Suzy Menkes and Cathy Horyn at The New York Times (hooray, fashion criticism isn’t dead!). Make-up artist Peter Philips, most known for his exquisite work at Chanel, has been tapped creative and image ... 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