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Chanel Uses Native American Headdresses In Dallas Fashion Show, Kind Of Apologizes

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It seems like these days, it’s not a fashion show unless someone appropriates someone else’s culture and causes a PR fracas. Today’s guilty party: Chanel, whose Metiers d’Art show staged last week in Dallas showcased several models in Native American headdresses and clothes. According to New York magazine’s blog The Cut, the feathers sticking out of the models’ hair were imprinted with Chanel’s double Cs and they wore makeup in their cheeks to emulate Native American war paint. Keep reading »

Well Played: Jessica Biel Wears Chanel Like A Champ

Jessica Biel in Chanel

I’m really feeling the love for Jessica Biel today, probably because I watched her 1998 classic “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (also starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas!!!) over the weekend. What a film! So while I’m aboard the Biel train, I figure I better congratulate her on the extraordinarily well-played look she wore the Museum of Modern Art’s annual Film Benefit. This white Chanel frock, if pretty, is unremarkable on its own, but the bronze shoulder chains and unexpected burgundy [Wait, are they burgundy or bronze? -- Amelia] pumps take it above and beyond. Turquoise eyeliner keeps the whole thing playful, and her hair, as always, is something I would like very much to pet. Well done!

Chanel Reigns Supreme In The Fashion Film Game With This Dreamy Video

Chanel Gets Trippy
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Tilda Swinton For Chanel
The ethereal actress is the face of Chanel's latest campaign. Read More »
"Fashion Film"
Lizzy Caplan stars in this brilliant parody. Read More »
If only...

Say what you will about (kooky/krazy/kreepy) Karl Lagerfeld, but when it comes to his creative directorial role at Chanel, the man is aces. Filmmaker Trevor Undi took Karl’s vision and interpreted it into this hypnotic 2 and a half-minute video comprised of clips from the French fashion house’s Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13 runway show, which took place in a castle in the Scottish highlands. Never before have runway-side iPhone photographers looked so, well, otherworldly. [Vimeo]

Watch Karl Lagerfeld Chat Candidly With Harper’s Bazaar‘s Laura Brown

Karl Meets Chat Lagerfeld
Things get really, really weird. Read More »
All Things Choupette
All of the urgent news updates regarding the famous beauty. Read More »
Cavalli Vs. Karl
Roberto gives Karl a run for his money in the "weirdest designer" stakes. Read More »
Oh, Karl!

Karl Lagerfeld isn’t the most politically correct fellow around, nor is he necessarily the most reasonable, but he is delightful in the way that many kooky, mildly racist old European men just are. He has terrible things to say about almost everyone, but he says them so straight-forwardly and in such bastardized English that it’s next to impossible not to chuckle — he’s just kind of hilarious in the most inadvertent way. “I am not that pretentious; you have a distorted image of me,” Karl tells Harper’s Bazaar‘s executive editor, the fabulous Laura Brown, in this installment of “The Comedown,” her webseries for the mag. They chat about everything from Choupette (who, yes, Karl realizes is “the most beautiful and most famous cat in the world”) to what he would do if he was invisible for a day (robbery). You may want to skip this video if you’re firmly anti-Karl, because there’s a considerable chance you might actually start to find the man wildly endearing, warts and all. [Fashionista]

Karl Lagerfeld Taps Tilda Swinton To Front His Latest Chanel Couture Campaign

Shut Up, Karl
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Karl Lagerfeld harrumphs at the First Lady's hairdo. Read More »
A New David Bowie Video
Starring Tilda Swinton! Heaven. Read More »
Tilda Talks Giving Birth
She says it's "murderous." Read More »

Karl Lagerfeld is one kooky old bigot (whom I happen to find quite endearing, though others may not agree and despite the fact that I am most definitely too fat for his tastes anyway), but he is now responsible for one of the best moves ever made in the history of celebrities-as-fashion faces. It involves Chanel. Also, Tilda Swinton. Tilda Swinton! That’s right: Karl has tapped Tilda to front the ad campaign for his most recent couture collection. The collection was shown in an old castle in Scotland, Tilda is Scottish; it all makes perfect Chanel sense! This is the first time representing a major luxury brand for Tilda, which, how is that even possible given that she is tall, pale, willowy, crazy-cheekboned, ridiculously elegant Bowie-alike perfection? A mystery. Not that I’m complaining, because Tilda plus Chanel equals unnggghghghgjdghdf. It’s going to be so good. That’s the first image from the campaign, above. Very Narnia indeed. [The Cut]

Is This Keira Knightley Chanel Ad Unfit For The Eyes Of Children?

Banned Cover
Magazine cover of Azealia Banks with a condom is getting banned. Read More »
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Lara Stone's sexy ad won't fly down under. Read More »
"Lock the door..."

The British Advertising Standards Authority strikes again! The ad censorship watchdog, responsible for putting the kibosh on everything from scummy American Apparel ads to a photo of an underage Dakota Fanning holding a perfume bottle between her legs for Marc Jacobs, is cracking down on another campaign. Next up on the chopping block is a Chanel Coco Mademoiselle fragrance commercial starring Keira Knightley. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Diane Kruger’s Prim Parisian Look

Would that we could all live like Diane Kruger — the woman speaks three languages, is a beautiful and talented actress and lives in Paris with her longtime beau Joshua Jackson. And she can somehow pull off wearing a beret without looking like a douchebag.  Kruger was spotted at Paris Fashion Week in this ensemble from Chanel’s Spring/Summer RTW (you can see it on the runway after the jump). We can’t afford Chanel, so we did our best to replicate the look. This is our Champagne-taste-on-a-malt-liquor-budget attempt.

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Diane On Marriage
The actress doesn't believe in the institution of marriage. Read More »
Diane At Chanel
Probably the only person who ever looked good in this hat. Read More »

Want: An iPhone Case To Match Your Manicure

Edible iPhone Case
It's a tasty snack covered in germs. Read More »

This is the coolest iPhone case I’ve seen in forever. And the best part? At only $15, it’s cheaper than a real bottle of Chanel nail polish. [The Custom Art]

This Week In Style: Karl Lagerfeld Shows Lesbian Brides On The Runway

Chanel's New Muse
Hint: she's more like a mews. Read More »
"Great Gatsby" Trailer
The Great Gatsby photo
It's here. And we're all obsessed. Read More »
Beck For Saint Laurent
Hedi Slimane cast Beck in a menswear campaign. Read More »
  • As the closer to the Chanel couture show, Karl Lagerfeld sent two wedding dress-clad female models down the runway hand in hand to show his support of marriage equality. The Associated Press was quick to coin the demonstration “lesbian couture,” and we want to know what the hell that means. [Fashionista]
  • As if we needed more reasons to drool over Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” — Miuccia Prada, of Prada and Miu Miu, designed 40 dresses for the film. Check out 4 of the sketches, all adapted from past Prada or Miu Miu collections. Ugh, such a tease! When is this thing out already? [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Want To Broadcast Your Choupette Love To The World? So Do We — Here’s How!

When this delicious macaron from heaven, featuring a back-of-the-sweatshirt cameo by Choupette Lagerfeld, angel-winged its way onto our computer screens yesterday, I was beside myself. Firstly because Jessica beat me to the Choupette Watch punch (Jessica: I forgive, but I don’t forget), and secondly because hello, why do I not have a Choupette sweatshirt already hanging in my closet? In fact, why don’t I have a closet full of Choupette paraphernalia? (The one in this video is indeed only for three-year-olds, and certainly only available in a very limited quantity, but hello, hi, I am a toddler-sized person, that hoodie was made for me.) A quick search of Etsy (where else?) wised us up to the fact that there actually is a market for this sort of thing. Let’s take a look at some of the cutest Choupette merchandise on the web, and hope to hell that there isn’t some sort of brand infringement at stake here. If there is, let me know, and I’ll cease production on my Choupette-inspired Cafepress collection ASAP.

All Things Choupette
All of the urgent news updates regarding the famous beauty. Read More »
Choupette Models
Choupette Lagerfeld's future as model and muse is looking pretty bright. Read More »
Karl's Christmas Present
Maybe his heart isn't made of imported ice, after all. Read More »
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