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Karl Lagerfeld Photographs Victoria Beckham In Chanel’s Iconic Paris Home

It’s not every day that Karl Lagerfeld deems a fashionista worthy of being photographed in Coco Chanel’s iconic former Paris home at 31 Rue Cambon, so it’s kind of remarkable that he chose Victoria Beckham over someone like, say, Blake Lively. I totally thought Blake was his dress-up doll of choice these days. I do have… More »


9 Proud Sluts In History

Here at The Frisky, we love sluts. When did being in charge of your sexuality become a bad thing? The word first appeared in the English language in the early 1400s as “slutte,” with the meaning being a dirty or slovenly woman. Today, nothing about being a slut has to be off-putting, given the proper… More »


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 »


Lifestyle Icon: Our Favorite Coco Chanel Quotes

Besides inventing one of the most important pieces in any woman’s wardrobe–the little black dress–fashion icon Coco Chanel has been quoted saying some of the most insightful and poignant things about life, love and the what we wear.

After the jump, we share with you some of our favorite Coco Chanel words of… 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 »


Want A Peek Inside Coco Chanel’s Apartment?

If “Coco Avant Chanel” didn’t satisfy your prying mind about the iconic designer, here’s a bit of eye candy for you. The fashion blog Sea of Shoes got a very privileged look at Coco Chanel’s Parisian apartment at 31 Rue Cambon. It isn’t anything like we expected! The vibe we get from the photos of… More »


The Halloween Inspiration Board: Coco Chanel

Itching to dress up like a style dah-ling this Halloween? Dear old kooky Karl Lagerfeld is the obvious choice, but who wants to be obvious on arguably the most important fashion day of the year? Trust me: heads will turn if you arrive at your Halloween fete dressed as classic Coco herself. We prefer the… More »


Quote Of The Day: Karl Lagerfeld On Feminism

“I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.”— Karl Lagerfeld pretending to be Coco Chanel in Harper’s Bazaar. We wonder if he used a girly voice to answer the questions. [Also, shut up Karl! — Editor] [Chic Report] … More »


Sex! Lies! Homophobia! What You Never Knew About Coco Chanel (And Might Not Want To)

Considered a matriarch of the fashion world, most know Coco Chanel as a glamorous figure, an image easily conjured by the famous photos of the designer in her Parisian atélier or through nostalgic black-and-white ads for the brand.

But with Audrey Tautou’s intensely anticipated movie about about Coco, we’re finding out that the… More »


“Coco Avant Chanel”: A Worthy Biopic

The trailer for “Coco Avant Chanel,” a biopic based on Coco Chanel’s early years starring Audrey Tatou, has finally arrived much to our delight. Since the film opens on April 22 in France, the preview is in French, but we can tell from the love, sex, wild parties, and fantastic costumes that this… More »


The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For September 13-14th 2008

Weekends can’t be all about going out and socializing, especially if you’re laid up in bed with the flu like Amelia. The weekend should also be a time to relax and catch up on TV, so The Frisky wants to make sure you know what cool programs and marathons will air from Saturday morning to… More »


Audrey Tautou’s Coco Chanel Movie

One of our favorite actresses, Audrey Tautou, is starring as Coco Chanel in the upcoming movie Coco Before Chanel, one of a few recent Chanel movies. But as the title hints, the film will focus on Coco’s life before she was known worldwide for her little black dresses and quilted handbags, a time you might… More »


This Week On The Frisky: Picking Obama’s Running Mate, Songs About Vaginas, & How To Snoop

We suggested 10 women that Barack Obama should consider for his running mate. He’s taking forever to announce who he’s chosen. Coincidence? We think not. Gave you lots to think about, huh Barry?
We totally crushed on naked Harry Potter and Javier Bardem.
Intern Annika wished Coco Chanel a happy birthday, then clued you in… More »


Fashion Slideshow: Inspired By Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel’s birthday was this week, so we thought it was only fitting to put together a slideshow of fashions inspired by this legend. She revolutionized women’s fashion in the 1920s by appropriating traditionally male fabrics and styles, which helped create women’s sportswear. Although she’s been dead since 1971, her influence continues each fashion season. More »


What People Are “Too Busy” For This Week

Poor oranges. They’re delicious, but they can be a little messy, and for the third year in a row, orange consumption has fallen, according to a Reuters article. A survey in England showed that people are simply “too busy” to spend their time peeling the juicy fruit, preferring fruits like satsumas and tangerines, which both… More »