People Are Allegedly Buying Dior's Hideous $1,100 Sneakers

As legend* has it, a mysterious hooded figure approached Karl Lagerfeld and Raf Simons before last season's couture shows and said, "Hey, did you hear about what the assorted lady-peasants are doing nowadays? They have this strange sort of shoe object — flat at the bottom, like a duck's foot, comprised of a slightly… » 7/31/14 6:40pm 7/31/14 6:40pm

Chanel Fashion Show Thieves Thwarted, the Internet Does Not Rejoice

Karl Lagerfeld hosted Chanel's recent fashion show in a fabulous market, one with designers teas and other items that would probably fetch bank on eBay. But if you were hoping to snag some Chanel swag from Lagerfeld’s latest foray into luxury grocery-cum-fashion shows, we regret to inform you that your dreams are… » 3/05/14 3:45pm 3/05/14 3:45pm

Chanel's Fall-Winter Show Took Place in a High-Fashion Supermarket

Having just shown a couture collection in which the only footwear option was formal sneakers, it seems that Karl Lagerfeld is still devoted to provocatively (?) mixing the aspirational and the mundane. To wit: this presentation — which also heavily featured Fashion Sneakers, some of which were knee high — was… » 3/04/14 4:40pm 3/04/14 4:40pm

These Disney Villain Perfume Bottles Will Please Your Inner Vixen

If smelling bad looks this good, then damn, I don't want to smell good. (You know what I mean.) These perfume bottles designed by a Japanese artist who goes by Ruby Spark are the perfect renditions of the villains they represent. I'm not really into the whole Disney Princesses thing, but Disney Villainesses? I can get… » 1/24/14 1:15pm 1/24/14 1:15pm

The New Face of Chanel Is... Kristen Stewart?

Expect to see Kristen Stewart's perma-scowl plastered over even more magazines next year: Refinery 29 reports that the starlet formerly known as Bella Swan will be the face of Chanel's Paris-Dallas 2013 Métiers d'Art Collection when it rolls out in May 2014. (Time works differently in the fashion world, folks.) » 12/11/13 2:30pm 12/11/13 2:30pm

Jackie O's Pink Suit Will Remain Hidden Away Until We're All Dead

Fifty years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas as he rode in a motorcade alongside his wife Jacqueline. The now-iconic blood-spattered pink suit that the First Lady wore that day hasn't been seen in public since, but not because it's missing; it's because it's locked in a vault… » 11/18/13 4:30pm 11/18/13 4:30pm

Dior, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL: Who's the Most Diverse?

We've written a lot over the years about the racial diversity of the American fashion industry — and particularly the diversity of the models cast to walk in New York fashion week — but less about the biggest brands headquartered in fashion's other three global centers: Paris, London, and Milan. With couture week… » 7/03/13 5:40pm 7/03/13 5:40pm

New Chanel Mini-Movie Features Keira Knightley, No References to Nazis

Well, Karl Lagerfeld's latest Chanel mini-movie has hit the Internet. The boondoggle features Keira Knightley in the role of Coco Chanel, and tells the story of Chanel's second boutique, a hat shop she opened in the resort town of Deauville in 1913 with financial backing from her boyfriend, Arthur "Boy" Capel. Aside… » 5/09/13 6:15pm 5/09/13 6:15pm

Chanel, for the Pouty Preppy Punk Schoolgirl in You

It is still Paris Fashion Week y'all. And Chanel is supposedly one of the highlights. What did Karl Lagerfeld cook up for fall/winter 2013? Tweed jackets and skirts. A shrunkenly girlish pink sweater. A boxy pink suit Blair Waldorf would love. Epic over-the-knee boots that sort of look like combat boots with white… » 3/05/13 2:30pm 3/05/13 2:30pm

European Perfume Makers Are Fretting About Proposed Restrictions on…

If the big, bad EU lawmakers in Brussels — glutted with government-issued waffles and chocolate — have their way, perfumed Europeans might have to wait until they swaddle themselves in a blanket of tree moss during a jaunt in the Dolomites before they realize that they have skin-scourging allergy to tree moss. That's… » 12/16/12 3:30pm 12/16/12 3:30pm

Hilariously Terrible Brad Pitt Chanel No. 5 Ad Gets the SNL Treatment…

If anything deserves a good mocking, it's Brad Pitt's new Chanel No. 5 ad, in which the actor rambles, "It's not a journey. Every journey ends. We go on. The world turns and we turn with it. Plans disappear. Dreams take over. But wherever I go, there you are: My luck. My Fate. My Fortune. Chanel No.5, Inevitable."… » 10/22/12 12:10pm 10/22/12 12:10pm

How to Make Your Very Own Absurd Chanel Hula Hoop Purse

As soon as Karl Lagerfeld showed those ridiculous(ly sublime) hula-hoop bags on the Chanel runway for spring, my colleague Dodai and I knew we had to make one. "It's not up to me to say it is chic," said the always-modest Chanel designer after the show. "I thought it was but I cannot say it myself." Well, Karl, we… » 10/05/12 7:00pm 10/05/12 7:00pm

Seriously, We Have to Talk About This Chanel Bag.

Karl Lagerfeld staged his Spring 2013 collection in Paris this morning and OMFG WTF IS THAT A PURSE? Yes. That is a Chanel bag. It screams, I AM A CHANEL BAG GUYS LOOK AT ME. Like, where is she going? To a pool inside of Cirque du Soleil? To a beach in the future? Is this real life? It is. It is real life, and Karl… » 10/02/12 1:50pm 10/02/12 1:50pm