‘Inside Chanel’ tells the story of Coco Chanel, the woman behind the legend, and how she launched a new century of fashion and became the Queen of Paris.
Call me a tragic design nerd if you will, but few things in this world get me excited as beautiful, enduring, classic design pieces do, whatever they may be. CHANEL’s Little Black Jacket most definitely falls in that category. CHANEL alone owns that category, but that’s a whole other post. Created during the fifties by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, The Jacket has become one of the most recognisable and well known fashion icons today – in fact, The Jacket has transcended fashion and become a universal icon of indisputable historical value. Just like a classic piece of furniture, or an iconic example of architecture, the staying power of The Jacket has elevated it to a legendary status..
Blow me down with a feather why dontcha? First of all, I cannot friggin believe I am blogging about Zaha Hadid’s work, but not just that – Zaha’s work I really like. What the…? Well, stranger things have happened I guess. For the recent Paris Fashion Week 2012 Chanel runway show, Karl Lagerfeld commissioned Hadid to design the catwalk with a nautical concept and transform the Grand Palais for women’s Spring/Summer collection. How incredible, no? This is what happens when designers hit that sweet spot of inspiration, magic and unlimited budget.
Isn’t it just crazy to think all that effort went into a 15 minutes show? And I’m not talking about the set only. How about all the clothes (the most divine, exquisite, lust-worthy clothes… *le sigh*), the shoes, the bags and the make-up. It’s exhausting! I was …