CHANEL Exhibition In Tokyo

“Mademoiselle Privé”, these two words appear on the door that led into Mademoiselle Chanel’s Creation studio on the third floor at 31 rue Cambon in Paris. Today it is the title of an exhibition that invites us to open the door onto CHANEL’s creation offering an immersion into the three original creative worlds of the House, Haute Couture, CHANEL N°5 and CHANEL High Jewelry.

Passing through one chromatic ambiance to another, the exhibition brings together all the integral parts of CHANEL’s aesthetic vocabulary: white for the staircase, beige for the sofa, black for the dining room, red for the writing desk and gold for the fireplace.

Mademoiselle’s apartment is a place of inspiration into the creative worlds of CHANEL. Its atmosphere can be seen as an integral part of the House’s aesthetic vocabulary magnified by Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard.

The exhibition opens its doors at the B&C Hall-Tennoz in Tokyo from October 19th to December 1st.

Max Mara To Show Resort 2021 In Saint Petersburg

Max Mara is heading to Russia to unveil its Resort 2021 collection. The show will take place on May 25 in Saint Petersburg. The event’s location is still undisclosed.

Previously, starting with the 2015 pre-fall season, the Italian women’s fashion group has staged runway shows in New York, London, Shanghai, Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Berlin.

Max Mara’s runway show in Saint Petersburg will be part of the seasonal resort marathon, which will also see the fashion crowd flocking to Capri to attend the Chanel cruise show on May 7.

While the majority of luxury fashion houses have yet to announce the dates of their resort shows next spring, the pre-fall schedule already counts a Dior men’s showin Miami on Dec. 3 and a Giorgio Armani women’s show on Nov. 14 at the Armani Theater in Milan. During the event, the designer  who will receive the 2019 John B. Fairchild Honor award at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit to be held Oct. 29 and 30 in New York — will also unveil the first high jewelry collection under the Giorgio Armani luxury label.

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California Becomes The First State To Ban Fur

On Friday California state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed AB44 into law, which bans sales of new clothing and accessories (handbags, shoes, pompoms, key chains, you know) made of fur.

For the purpose of the law, fur is defined as “animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece or fur fibers attached thereto.” For the purposes of shoppers, that means mink, sable, chinchilla, lynx, fox, rabbit, beaver, coyote and other luxury furs.

California is the first state to ban fur, but it is following the lead of a number of its own municipalities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley. A variety of countries have banned fur farming, including Serbia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. And similar bills banning fur sales have been introduced in New York City and Hawaii, though they have yet to become law.

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Over the last year numerous brands have jumped on the no-fur bandwagon, including Stella McCartney, Gucci, Versace, Coach, Chanel, Prada, Burberry, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford. H&M, which is not exactly a haven of mink coats, has said it will no longer use mohair. One of the few holdouts is Fendi, which began life as a fur house, still has five outlets in California that sell fur and even has “haute fourrure” fashion shows once a year during couture. (Fendi did not respond to requests for comment on the ban.)

Still, all of this just-say-no-to-fur is not quite the sacrifice it sounds, since for many brands fur makes up a very small percentage of sales (at Coach, for example, fur accounted for less than 1 percent of its business). In California, it was an especially tiny percentage.

Exceptions have been made for cowhide, deerskin, sheepskin and goatskin. Which means that shearling is totally fine. Exceptions have also been made for religious observances (shtreimels, the fur hats often worn by Hasidic Jews, can continue to be sold) and other traditional or cultural purposes.

CHRISTIAN DIOR’S MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI AWARDED FRENCH LEGION OF HONOUR

Dior‘s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has been awarded the Legion of Honour hours after the luxury fashion brand’s Couture Fall 2019 fashion show.

The designer was handed the honour by France’s gender equality minister, Marlène Schiappa, who praised Chuiri for her use of feminism and activism in her work.

“Receiving such an important honour in France, which represents fashion and culture, and from the hands of a woman like Marlene Schiappa, who expresses the most important values for me, is a new emotion,” Chiuri said, before calling on young women to “believe in themselves and follow their instincts”.

“Dior is a maison that represents femininity, and for this reason I believe that my commitment is to make women aware of their potential, and I thank the maison that supports me to give a voice to women and their work,” Chiuri said.

“Their commitment can change the world.”

Chiuri started her career at Italian fashion brand Fendi, where she was part of the accessories team that designed the legendary “Baguette It” bag, before working at luxury Italian house Valentino where she eventually became co–creative director with her longtime design partner, Pierpaolo Piccioli. 

In 2016, Chiuri left Valentino to become Dior’s first female artistic director and has spent the last three years transforming the brand from one of the most feminine houses to one of the most feminist. 

Iconic Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Passed Away

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85 after a cancer battle.

Lagerfeld is widely regarded as one of the most important and prolific designers of his generation and had held creative director roles at Fendi (since 1965), his namesake label (since 1974) and Chanel (since 1983) simultaneously.

The iconic designer is believed to have been unwell for two weeks before his death in a Paris hospital.

The House of Karl Lagerfeld has confirmed the news of his death, following French media reports. 

The official Instagram account for the fashion designer’s own label posted: “The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France.”

Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious.

“He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.”

Coach Commits To Fur-Free Policy By Fall 2019

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Coach announced that the brand will no longer use real fur in its products, pledging to phase fur out completely by the debut of the Fall 2019 collection.

“Coach has been committed to advancing sustainable practices for many years, with the introduction of our corporate responsibility goals in 2015,” said Joshua Schulman, President and CEO of Coach. “Back then, we laid the groundwork for prioritizing social and environmental initiatives. The decision to go fur-free is a truly meaningful milestone for the brand.”

As part of the brand’s broader program, Coach is also dedicated to empowering employees and enhancing the lives of those in the greater community. Core to Coach’s values, philanthropy is an area that the brand is exceptionally passionate about. The Coach Foundation, founded in 2008, has granted over $45 million to nonprofit partners globally. Fostering a collective of global corporate citizens, Coach encourages its associates to take part in volunteer programs with their teams and to make a valuable contribution to the places where they live and work – exemplifying Coach’s dedication to giving back.

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“What really excites me most is building a business that balances true fashion authority while also driving positive change — both within the company and in the greater community,” said Schulman. “We create magic when we do both simultaneously.”

 

Denver Art Museum Announced “Dior: From Paris to the World” Exhibition

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Dior is getting its first major fashion retrospective in the U.S., and it’s opening this November in Denver Art Museum (DAM).

From Paris to the World, an exhibition surveying more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of 150 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house.

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Dior: From Paris to the World also will profile its founder, Christian Dior, and subsequent artistic directors, including Yves-Saint Laurent (1958–1960), Marc Bohan (1961–1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989–1996), John Galliano (1997–2011), Raf Simons (2012–2015) and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016–present), who have carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.

LILY-ROSE DEPP NAMED NEW CHANEL AMBASSADOR

Lily-Rose Depp has been named the newest ambassador for Chanel. “Lily-Rose is stunning, she’s a young girl from a new generation with all the qualities of a star,” said Karl Lagerfeld. Along with her ambassador title, Depp will front the global campaign for Chanel’s Pearl-eyewear collection.