Friday, 30 March 2012

CHANEL - The Ephemeral Boutique in Tokyo

CHANEL And JAPAN Pop-Up Boutique Opening - For the occasion of  "The Little Black Jacket" exhibition opening in Tokyo March 23th 2012, CHANEL opens its Ephemeral Boutique in Tokyo from March 24th to April 15th, 2012.

5-11-5 Jingumae,
Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 

Enjoy some impressions of this event and the CHANEL Haute Couture Show in Tokyo March 2012 at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea

Saki Asamya

Mademoiselle Yulia

Kiko Mizuhara

Mademoiselle Yulia

Rina Ota

 Alice Dellal (Boy Chanel Campaign) & Karl

Vanessa Paradis & Karl 

Sakia Asamya

The CHANEL Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture show replica was held at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, March 22nd 2012.  For his Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld paraded no less than 154 shades of blue across the lofty heights of the runway. "From the faintest pearl blue to the darkest midnight shade, this immense color range spans from crimson to hints of green. Actually, the color chart for blue is incredible," explained Karl Lagerfeld.

CHANEL AND JAPAN - Celebrities At The Show

Astrid Berges-Frisbey & Vanessa Paradis 

Zhou Xun

Sarah Jessica Parker

Saki Asamya

Kiko Mizuhara

Alice Dellal

CHANEL Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012 - Making Of The Press Kit

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Source/Photo Credit: CHANEL
Photography by Olivia Da Costa, Anne Combaz and Delphine Achard

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Exhibition opening in Tokyo and 'Haute Couture | 154 Shades of Blue by CHANEL'


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Dior | Taipei 101 Opening Event

Christian Dior - Taipei 101 Tower Opening Event 24th March 2012

With rejuvental 18th-century décor, works of art and house codes, the new Taipei is a voyage of discovery through the world of Dior. Reaching 508 meters, the Taipei 101 was, for four years, the world's tallest building. One of the most recognizable, too, thanks to its structure that recalls a pagoda roof. Inside: the boutique. In the windows, the most recent haute couture collection captures the limelight, set before large colored panels carved to mimic the models they back. In the store itself, neutral tones let the collections take the starring role: the leather goods and their fearless colors, the refined timepieces settings. Subtle touches of gold leaf add a warmly modern touch to the precision black and white Dior Homme spaces.

Enjoy the Dior 'Taipei 101 Opening Event' video at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea 

Shoes, ready-to-wear, eveningwear, VIP dressing rooms: the salons are as much intimate spaces as they are public ones, playing on tones of gray in turns deep and light. What's offered turns out to be a veritable journey, a voyage of awakening that becomes even more so as on discovers the art along the way, specially created for the store: a Chinese woodblock covered in gold leaves by Claude Lalanne here, a Véronique Rivenalle mirror there, a video installation by Oyoram on the stairway, an Elisabeth Garouste table somewhere else. The monumentale staircase is an experience in itself. A wall of images recalls the rotunda of the Avenue Montaigne store in Paris, projected images of Mr. Dior and of Paris emerging as constants in the vaporous passing of time. Where are we? When are we? In Taipei, unquestionably. But in Paris, too. In any case, unmistakably chez Dior.

Christian Dior store in Taipei, a look back at the décor of these historic spaces. - In 1946, when Christian Dior decided to open his own couture house, he called upon Victor Grandpierre to transform the interior of the mansion at 30, avenue Montaigne. The two men had met in Cannes, a few years before, and they shared the same passion for the Belle Epoque: the years surrounding the turn of the last century. "Our tastes gelled perfectly in the shared quest for our childhood paradise", Christian Dior explained in his memoirs. The timing was extremely short, with only a few weeks remaining before the inaugural show of the house of Dior on February 12, 1947. "White woodwork, lacquered white furniture, gray drapes, doors of beveled glass panes, bronze sconces..." - the décor was chic, classic, almost neutral. In reality, it was actually the perfect, distraction-free backdrop to give center stage to the fashions the couturier was preparing to unveil. 

What better than gray and white to set off fiery reds, floral prints, and dense embroideries? To make the impressive volume of the dresses appear even more so necessitated a décor of refined purity. That's how Victor Grandpierre conceived of the haute couture salons: as a jewel box. He was also responsible for designing the small boutique, and the white Dior boxes that still remain the same color today. Next it was the turn of the suite bearing the couturier's name at the Plaza in New York, then another boutique in Caracas... And, in 1955, came the opening of the big Paris store, adjacent to the historic salons. "In a few days, Victor Grandpierre had created in the new space a boutique that was Louis XVI, Belle Epoque, and very 1955", Christian Dior stated. In other words: a synthesis of nearly two centuries of decoration in France! "And conforming on all fronts to what I desired", he added. These days it's Peter Marino who creates the house's stores.

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Source: The House of Dior

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Friday, 23 March 2012

Exhibition | The Little Black Jacket by CHANEL


"The Little Black Jacket" - CHANEL AND JAPAN Exhibition Opening

"The Chanel jacket has become the symbol of a certain elegance, feminine, with an air of nonchalance, classic and timeless, that its of all times," said Karl Lagerfeld in Paris after the photo shoot of the book The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld.

The shoot took place in Cannes, in the south of France, in New York and ended in Paris at the studio 7L. Through over a hundred photographs, Karl Lagerfeld pays tribute to Chanel's little black jacket. For this project the designer gathered more than a hundred celebrities. Actors, artists, singers, rock stars ... Sarah Jessica Parker, Georgia May Jagger, Alice Dellal, Maiwenn, Laetitia Casta, Virginie Ledoyen or Akuol of Mabior, all wore the little black jacket their own way.

"The Little Black Jacket", from March 24th to April 15th 2012
Free Entrance
G-Bldg, Minami Aoyama
Minami Aoyama 5-4-48
Minato Ku, Tokyo

The Exhibition Catalogue will be available in bookstores from Fall 2012.

Enjoy "CHANEL AND JAPAN - The Little Black Jacket" video of the exhibition-opening at the end of this post and wonderful impressions of the CHANEL Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture show replica at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo! LoL, Andrea 

Kiko Mizuhara

Kiko Mizuhara & Karl 

 Saki Asamya

 Saskia De Brauw

 Karl Lagerfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker and Carine Roitfeld

Alice Dellal (Boy Chanel Campaign)


For the occasion of "The Little Black Jacket" exhibition opening in Tokyo, the CHANEL Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture show replica was held at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, March 22nd 2012.




For his Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld paraded no less than 154 shades of blue across the lofty heights of the runway. “From the faintest pearl blue to the darkest midnight shade, this immense color range spans from crimson to hints of green. Actually, the color chart for blue is incredible,” explained Karl Lagerfeld.

Organza, tweed, tulle and muslin were dyed in the most precise nuances, every fabric shimmering in its own shade of blue: sapphire, ultramarine, indigo, and blue woad… The extent of the seemingly endless palette matched only by the stunning array of techniques and materials, some hand-painted or sprayed to produce the desired shading. Through a porthole or silk gauze, all transparencies were swathed in blue. The blue-hued glint of glass mosaic buttons, expertly crafted by Desrues, attests to pigment dosed to perfection.

CHANEL and Japan, Haute Couture Show, March 2012

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Source/Photo Credit: CHANEL
Photography by Anne Combaz

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Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Collection & Fashion Show

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