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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. She tells Fashionista, “I think the fashion industry is changing and is more open to a new ideal … It’s about a personality and a moment captured..it’s not about body size it’s about talent and effort…I hope the industry sees this [campaign] as an example of that.” Keep reading »

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 years of your life alongside Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag. [Mirror UK]
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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 decided it would be a good idea to meander through the streets of Manhattan during a heatwave looking for the zoo and wearing a giant faux-fur suit from Chanel’s fall-winter runway show. It’s Yeti Zee! Watch as Joe sunbathes his fur, gets a hairball, and tells everyone his hair is couture. [Racked] Keep reading »

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 calling it that — airs in September, but we’re having fun imagining what it will look like now. Because Scorsese is known for gorgeous but rough movies, like “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator,” we can’t imagine this Chanel commercial will be standard, pretty fare. [BellaSugar] Keep reading »

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 filthy things to Lagerfeld lapdog Baptiste Giabiconi, who plays the girls’ valet. [Style.com] Keep reading »

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 of a misogynist than a feminist, since she only had male friends,” said the actress and former model. Mouglalis’ turn as Coco in the biopic Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a rather dark look at Chanel’s affair with the married Stravinsky and Kaiser Lagerfeld is none-too-pleased. Apparently he has said that her performance in the film “has no relation to Mouglalis’ talent for other roles.” Harsh words for someone who once hired Mouglalis to model for the brand. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Topshop Wants To Help You Tat Yourself

Chanel’s fake tattoos have been spotted on the skin of some famous ladies lately, obviously gifts from the design house, but if you aren’t an F.O.K. (friend of Karl, as in Lagerfeld) that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your body with a few temporary designs. We’re certainly not suggesting you head to the nearest kids’ party store for a multi-pack of flowers, hearts, and stars, as that would hardly be fashion-forward. Ahem. Topshop’s here to serve as the middle ground for tattoos, in between designer and juvenile options. The retailer offers a variety of options, including a bird tattoo that looks a lot like one of the Chanel tats, a heart with wings, and a selection of chains for your ankle or wrist. All that’s missing are the double C’s, but at least you’ll be on trend. Do you think you’ll try out some fake ink this summer? [Topshop] Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan Begs Chanel For Sartorial Help For Her SCRAM Bracelet

Lindsay Lohan is a rare breed. While most people would become recluses due to the sheer embarrassment of having to wear a SCRAM bracelet, Lindsay is taking full advantage of her situation in order to gain press. After being ordered to wear the bracelet on Monday, she’s chosen to wear flared jeans for the past few days in an effort to hide the ugly accessory. But now Lindsay has reached out to a well-known label to make her court-ordered must-have just a bit more visually appealing.
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Preview This: Lagerfeld’s Sexy New Short, “Remember Now”

The news today from fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld: The Kaiser directed a short film, and the preview has just hit the web (the man sure does know how to build anticipation). Titled “Remember Now,” the 48-second spot above doesn’t give away a lot in plot detail, but our guess would be that there isn’t much of one anyhow. It’s presented by Chanel, so the video’s main purpose is to act as a clever promotional tool for showing off the fashion house’s clothes in a sneaky yet sexy way (similar to other brands’ techniques for creating buzz with mini-movies).

Still, we’re entranced by the images of Parisian night clubs, glitzy runway shows, and what the—is that some sort of couture orgy at 0:25? OK, we’re hooked. [YouTube] Keep reading »

New In-Store Exhibit Explains Where Chanel Bags Come From

Chanel might be out of your price range right now, but while saving for your very first 2.55 purse, here’s an exhibit to quench your quilted double-C desire. Beginning on May 16, the design house will give shoppers, including us wannabe Chanel owners, the inside scoop on what goes into making its famous bags. Stop by the 57th Street flagship store in NYC for “The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag” and learn all about the bag of your dreams, from the time of Coco to Karl’s present-day designs. This is no ordinary history lesson though, because the exhibit shares a few of the special details about the bag’s construction and its evolution over the years. If nothing else, it’s a chance to drool over gorgeous bags — and you’ll surely appreciate the price tag way more after your visit. [WWD] Keep reading »

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