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THE TOP 7 SHOWS OF MILAN FASHION WEEK SS17

Milan Fashion Week SS’17 was one for the books! Between September 21st through 26th, fashion's biggest names brought the heat to the fashion capitol. Between Gigi Hadid’s admirable act of self defense between shows and Jeremy Scott’s pill-popping extravaganza at Moschino, there was nary a dull moment on and off the runways. For this season designer names like Roberto…

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VISIONS OF FASHION WITH KARL LAGERFELD

Built for Renaissance banker Luca Pitti, Palazzo Pitti, known in English as the Pitti Palace, was also the home of the famous Medici family. Today, the stunning Renaissance palace of Florence, Italy, houses a collection of museums and the beautiful Boboli Garden. Aspects of Italy's rich history can be seen throughout the museums with the works of Raphael,…

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WILLOW SMITH IS ALL GROWN UP IN CHANEL’S NEW EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN

Willow Smith is the newest fresh-faced star of Chanel. After being named a brand ambassador at the house’s AW16 show, she is now the face of the latest eyewear campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld. In the past couple of years, the youngest Smith has captured the eyes and ears of pop culture with her unique…

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GET TO KNOW LILY-ROSE DEPP IN HER NEW CHANEL FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN

After being the face of Chanel Eyewear last Fall, Lily-Rose Depp has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld again. Lily is the spitting image of her model mother, Vanessa Paradis, in the latest Chanel fragrance advertisements for “The New N°5.” The 17-year-old gave a sneak peak of the photos a few weeks ago when she Instagrammed…

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THE TOP 7 SHOWS OF PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2016

When Americans were gearing up for the 4th of July, fashion’s elite were packing for a different kind of fireworks - the show-stopping clothing of Paris Haute Couture week. From July 3rd to 7th, thanks to designers like Givenchy, Chanel, and Valentino, Paris was cloaked in a flurry of ruffles and an avalanche of embellishments.…

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GET READY FOR KENZO X H&M THIS FALL

Updated July 26th - H&M has announced that their next designer collaboration will be with French fashion house, Kenzo. A short teaser video of the collection was released in May and this week, three photographs were debuted that feature colorful looks from the collection shown on Juliana Huxtable, Amy Sall, Ono Embombo, and Isamaya Ffrench.  Items are…

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INSIDE THE MANUS X MACHINA EXHIBIT

The Manus x Machina Exhibit “Fashion in the Age of Technology” opened to the public on May 5th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until August 14, 2016. The collection is the Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibit located in the museum’s Robert Lehman Wing. The exhibit has over 170 garments donated from both new and renowned designers…

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CHANEL MAKES HISTORY IN CUBA

Chanel made history in Cuba on May 3rd when Karl Lagerfeld presented the Cruise 2016/17 collection in the socialist country’s capital city of Havana. Of the decision to travel to Cuba for the presentation Lagerfeld stated, “Suddenly, Cuba is the most talked-about thing in the world, and we’re the first with fashion, it has an identity I…

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CHANEL – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Usually when recapping Chanel's newest collection, a few sentences must be dedicated to the set. Over-the-top, unique, and unthinkable, Chanel's sets have ranged from supermarkets, to airplanes, to gardens and stopped at a few other daring places in-between. For fall/winter 2016, Chanel surprised us once again, but this time it was for a different reason. A…

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FENDI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

From Kanye to Karl, 2016 is turning out to be a year of “waves.”  Seismic swirls were the focus of Lagerfeld’s Fall/Winter Fendi collection on February 25th.  The motif showed up in ruffle collars, flouncy shoulders, curly cut-outs, fabulous furs, and stripey prints.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BCQNDv6L4PF/?taken-by=fendi Lagerfeld explained that the singular obsession was somehow related to Albert…

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CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE SPRING 2016

There are two things one does not expect to see at a Chanel Couture show: wood shavings and wearable phone cases. However, where Kaiser Karl goes, the fashion world follows. And mark our words; these unexpected elements may just become de rigueur in the future. The iconic designer talked about recycling and the importance of reusing…

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ZUHAIR MURAD COUTURE SPRING 2016

Zuhair Murad, the go-to couturier for red carpet gowns and ethereal wedding dresses, didn’t let his fans down with his newest collection. The Lebanese designer stayed true to his whimsical, fairytale aesthetic, with plenty of embellishment, lace, 3D florals and sheer detailing. His usual colour palette of blush pink, icy blue, dove gray and lavender also…

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CONTEMPORARY MAGIC: A TAROT CARD ART PROJECT – AUCTION + APP BY STACY ENGMAN

In celebration of the five year anniversary of the acclaimed traveling exhibition, "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project", a limited edition release of prints from the show will be offered exclusively on Paddle 8. The auction opened at 12PM on October 29th and will close at 12PM on Friday, November 13. A groundbreaking tarot…

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TOP TEN FASHION FILMS RIGHT NOW

The Fashion Film Network has released a list of the top ten fashion films right now, from a variety of global brands and independent film makers, don't miss out on viewing some incredible short film making dedicated to fashion. 1. Dior's Dior Sauvage directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino (1.20) This brand new Dior film stars Johnny Depp and is…

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LILY-ROSE DEPP BLOSSOMS AS THE NEW FACE OF CHANEL EYEWEAR

Lily-Rose Depp is blossoming into a career of her own. After walking in the Chanel couture show earlier in the year, the 16-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp has officially been named the face and ambassador of Chanel's Fall/Winter 2015-2016 eyewear campaign on July 15th. Chanel is a french fashion house that specializes in haute couture,…

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HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2015 FASHION WEEK ROUNDUP

Every fashion week is a dream, but Haute Couture Fashion Week is heaven. This year brought us casino sets and Coachella fashion, and an abundance of feather and fur. Enjoy some of the best looks from our favorite designers from Fall 2015 Haute Couture Fashion Week. Chanel Karl Lagerfeld took onlookers to a 1930s-era casino, where the…

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CHANEL’S SALZBURG SHOW TRAVELS TO NEW YORK

Who knew that recycling fashion could be chic? In the current whirlwind cycle of the fashion circuit, the encore performance of a traveling show has become popular for some of fashion's biggest houses. Usually traveling to a less couture saturated place like China or the Far East, these shows take collections that have already been…

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FLORALS FLOURISH IN CHANEL SPRING/SUMMER 2015 HAUTE COUTURE

Chanel’s Spring 2015 haute couture warmed the Paris runway with floral-printed cropped jackets and tops paired over low-waisted tutus and pencil skirts accented with low-heeled black boots. After a controversial and harsh faux feminist protest during his Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection, Karl Lagerfeld contrasted the drama with a return to a pretty, feminine softness in his haute couture. The classic Chanel…

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THE CONTROVERSY OVER CHANEL’S SPRING 2015 RUNWAY SHOW + FAUX FEMINIST PROTEST

On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. He created a massive set to look like a pretty Parisian street inside the Grand Palais, with the runway adorably named “Boulevard Chanel.” For the most part, the aesthetic of this year’s show seemed relatively…

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