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Coco Chanel’s Bisexuality, Drug-Use & Nazi Ties Come To Light In New Biography

Coco Chanel didn’t lay the foundation for her eponymous fashion empire by coloring within the lines and following the rules. So it’s not surprising that the deceased designer’s closet still holds a few skeletons–along with vintage little black Chanel dresses. In her book Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, which will be released in the fall,… More »


Chanel’s Cat & Mouse Game

Chanel isn’t afraid to get catty in its new Fall 2011 ads, styled by former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld. Roitfeld transformed model Freja Beha Erichsen into an adorable cat, with the world’s best kitten mittens. [MTV Style] … More »


Don’t Jerk(y) Me Around

Design student Nancy Wu loves Chanel–and the sweet taste of beef jerky. And she combined the two in one delectable Chanel beef jerky couture item. C’est magnifique! [Foodiggity] … More »


Style By Jury: Is Alexa Chung Fabulous Or Frumpy?

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Style By Jury: Blake Lively Goes Super Short & Sparkly

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Herr Karl, Before He Was King

Back before Karl Lagerfeld was all leather and cigarettes and Diet Coke, he was a demure designer in a single-breasted coat. Seen here (far left) with a few models and fellow designer Yves St. Laurent, one could hardly imagine what would come. … More »


A Shirt For Fashion Haters?

Very clever: Who the F*double C Chanel logo*ck is Chanel? Have you been living under a rock for the past 100 years? [Modekungen] … More »


Industry Report: Victoria Beckham’s Handbags Sell Out And Chanel Polishes To Come

Did you know Victoria Beckham has a handbag collection in addition to her fashion empire? Sorry—even if you want one, they’re gonna be hard to get. The styles have already sold out on Net-A-Porter. [Catwalk Queen]
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Coco Never Looked So Cute

What’s cuter? A puppy in a real Chanel bag? Or a puppy in a DIY Chanel dog carrier? We’re going to have to go with the latter. [Cute Overload] … More »


The Daily Ovulation: Can You Stand The Cuteness Of This Little Boy In Chanel?

We seriously never thought we’d use the words “cute” and “Canadian Tuxedo” in the same sentence, but Chanel managed to do just that. Behold: model Brad Koenig and his son strutting down the runway. Adorable! [Style] … More »


Fashion, Music, And Forbidden Love

“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” the true story of forbidden romance between two of the most creative minds of the 20th century, is out on Blu-ray and DVD today. Roger Ebert said this film, which was directed by renowned French filmmaker Jan Kounen, is an excellent biopic. It stars Anna Mouglalis, a former Chanel model,… More »


Keira Knightley Revs Up For Chanel Commercial

Vroom, vroom: Keira Knightley films a commercial for Chanel over the weekend in Paris. Anyone care to guess the story line for this one? “Easy Rider” re-make? Drag race between Karl and Keira? (If only.) [Fashionologie] … More »


Things We Love: Cindy Sherman And Her Hate For Couture

Iconic photographer Cindy Sherman made a name for herself by doing self-portraits in fabulous disguises. In the September issue of Pop magazine, Sherman had the opportunity to use the Chanel archives as her costume supply, from which she sampled classic vintage looks made by Coco herself, as well as Karl Lagerfeld’s contemporary designs. While Sherman… More »


Yes, We Khaki: Chanel Does Special Polish Collection For Fashion’s Night Out

Come September 10, we won’t be painting the town red during Fashion’s Night Out. Rather, we’ll be painting it khaki thanks to Chanel’s special trio of nail polishes created in honor of the event. Looks like Chanel is positioning itself as the taste maker for nail polish trends (thank you for the gray and jade… More »


Crystal Renn’s Face—Not Body—Stars In New Chanel Campaign

Thanks to a few Photoshopping scandals and the still-hot debate about larger sizes in fashion, it’s nearly impossible to talk about Crystal Renn without talking body image. The plus-size/curvy/whatever-you-want-to-call-her model just landed this Chanel campaign, which shows only her face. For Renn, this work with the brand points to a positive shift in fashion aesthetics. More »


Quotable: Audrina Patridge Has A $5,000 Chanel Surfboard And You Don’t

“The most expensive thing I bought recently was a $5,000 Chanel surfboard. I’m using it as décor in my bedroom until I get really good at surfing. It’s too pretty to risk chipping it.”Audrina Patridge, on what you too can have if you eat a Carl’s Jr. hamburger in a gold bikini and spend… More »


Elle Creative Director Joe Zee Wanders New York City In A Chanel Fur Suit

Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Joe Zee. But if you watch “The City,” Elle magazine’s creative director comes across as fun but a little bit of a hard-nose. Here, though, in this hilarious video, we get to see another side of Zee, making fun of himself. For some reason, Zee… More »


Martin Scorsese Is Directing Chanel’s New Commercial

Apparently Karl Lagerfeld’s artsy, bizarre little romps in the land of cinema and short videos just won’t cut it when it comes to marketing Chanel’s new Bleu de Chanel men’s fragrance. The company has enlisted the help of Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese for that task. The commercial — we feel like we’re cheapening it by… More »


Quick Video: Karl Lagerfeld Has “Shopping Fever”

Hello kids, and welcome back to the weird world of Karl Lagerfeld shorts. “Shopping Fever,” his latest concoction, follows in the vein of his previous shorts in that it’s more or less Chanel porn with a limited storyline. That said, Abby Lee and Dree Hemingway look gorgeous and we’d happily do all sort of… More »


Anna Mouglalis Calls Coco Chanel A Misogynist

Anna Mouglalis, the latest actress to play Coco Chanel, thinks the designer was a bit of a misogynist. “She is recognized as a huge feminist, but most of the things she did, she did for herself and not for women in general,” Mouglalis told Vogue. “I would even push it further, thinking she was more… More »