05/14/12 - 0 Comments
Chanel Heads to New York and Versailles, Fragrance Gets a New Face
If you follow fashion, you know there are few houses that deserve more monstrous media attention than Chanel, which certainly sits at the top of the list. Because of this, we were more excited than usual when we learned they had finally set a date for the New York leg of their exhibition for the much anticipated upcoming tome featuring Chanel’s signature piece: The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld.
The exhibition, which first opened to rave reviews in Tokyo a couple of months ago, is finally making its way overseas, to downtown Manhattan. The dates are set from June 8-15 and the iconic photographs Karl Lagerfeld captured will be shown in a manner that is assuredly chic beyond imagination at 18 Wooster Street.
Before this display opens its doors to anxious New Yorkers, however, the designer label will host their annual (and incredibly over-the-top extravagant) Cruise Collection show at the gardens of Versailles. The location, which is in keeping with all the stunning destinations of the past (including last year’s beach in Antibes, and Saint-Tropez the year before, among others) is one to which Mr. Lagerfeld flies only a handful of select guests.
Last but not least in headline-making Chanel news, just last week Brad Pitt was confirmed as the new face of Chanel No. 5 – one of the most renowned women’s fragrances of all time – making this their first male spokesperson for the perfume Marilyn Monroe infamously wore (and wore alone) to bed. Just when we thought no one could beat David Beckham for H&M’s ad campaign, Chanel delivers a worthy rival! Is it just us, or is it really hot in here?