With headline-worthy feats coming from this fashion house every season, short listing just 5 reasons why 2015 belongs to Chanel is a herculean task. Nonetheless, here’s a line-up of our top picks.
Autumn/ Winter 2015-16 Collection
It takes pure genius to re-imagine a classic and do justice to its heritage while crafting its 2.0 avatar. Watch the video for a glimpse into how Karl Lagerfield tailored 3D versions of the evergreen Tweed Jacket.
Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery
Later in the year, Chanel will be exhibiting ‘Mademoiselle Privé’ at the Saatchi Gallery. It’s going to be free for all and open on all days of the week. The don’t-miss list: The ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ collection – the only jewellery ever created by Coco Chanel, the photography exhibition with rare clicks of Mademoiselle Chanl’s private apartment, the brand’s haute couture pieces.
Working on the superlative hype around street style, Chanel re-created a typical Parisian promenade – bricks, mortar, a curb, puddles et al – for their Spring Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear showcase. Models strolled out in two’s, three’s, chatting amongst themselves –doing what you would catch them doing, at any day outing. And, what is a street without a mob? For the finale, Lagerfield staged a mass demonstration, complete with protest hoardings and slogan shouting.
The Estate Auction at Lauri Mundi
At this auction, held at Mississippi’s most grand antebellum home, an original oil painting of Coco Chanel, by Andy Warhol, sold at a whopping $247,000 – making it the top sale of the event.
Lily Rose Depp: the face of Chanel’s Eyewear collection
When it was announced, the media went into frenzy about Chanel’s long-standing fascination with the Depps – first, model Vanessa Paradis (was married to Johnny Depp) and then her daughter, Lily Rose Depp.