Tag Archives: Chanel

2010-2019 – So What Was Fashion?

The decade got off to a glum start in February 2010 with the unexpected passing of fashion’s brightest star, Alexander McQueen (although his last collection would go on to influence women’s fashion well into the decade.) Most fashions at the … Continue reading

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What is Vintage?

Here’s an interesting article about how Chanel is suing the New York vintage clothing store What Goes Around Comes Around for selling ‘vintage’ Chanel. The company is citing unfair competition, false advertising, and trademark infringement. What Goes Around Comes Around … Continue reading

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That time Chanel went to Hollywood…

On January 19, 1931, the New York Times reported film producer Samuel Goldwyn’s announcement: “After more than three years of constant effort, I have at last persuaded Madame Gabrielle Chanel, fashion dictator, to go to Hollywood to co-operate with me … Continue reading

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Faking It at FIT

I am fascinated by this side of fashion and always thought there was potential for an  exhibition and/or book on the topic. The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York thinks so too and beat me to it! Their online … Continue reading

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Best commercial of the year

I am not a fan of re-animating dead celebrities to sell product, however, Marilyn Monroe stars in what I think is this year’s best fashion-related commercial. Chanel very tastefully used Monroe’s images and an historic recording to promote their company’s … Continue reading

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Book Review – Sleeping With the Enemy

Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War, is an expose of Chanel during and after World War II. Author Hal Vaughan spent years researching Chanel’s association with the Nazis. When his book came out in 2011 the Chanel company … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time a fashion designer foolishly tried to be a film director…

I think Karl Lagerfeld tried really hard to make this film overtly chic, and he might have been successful had he hired a writer to create a storyline and dialogue, but what Karl ended up with instead is a pretentious … Continue reading

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The two sides of Chanel

I don’t know how I missed the cover of this edition of the New Yorker from a month ago, but it’s hilarious!

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Bespoke – Chanel

I know it’s a bit ironic considering I rarely ooze about Coco, but the latest issue of Bespoke magazine (the in-house magazine for St. Regis Hotels) has a  feature article about Chanel in which I was quoted.

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Film Costume Reviews – Leatherheads, and Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

(Originally blogged October 19, 2010) As I am down with a cold right now I am watching a lot of movies and from this past weekend I saw two costumed films that are worthy of comment: Leatherheads, and Coco Chanel … Continue reading

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