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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Coco Avant Chanel

'Coco Avant Chanel', starring Audrey Tatou, tells the story of the designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. Directed by Anne Fontaine, the movie depicts Chanel's life before she achieve the legendary status that we know today. The movie also stars Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain and Emmanuelle Devos.

Maison Chanel opened up their archives and collections for the production. 'Coco Avant Chanel' was shot in France in the Paris region and in Normandy.

You can watch the preview and read more about the movie at Coco Avant Chanel premieres in Australia on Thursday 25th June 2009.

Coco Avant Chanel

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Haute couture heads East

An SMH article about the surge in wealth in China its equivalent surge in its luxury goods market. But it isn't just a matter of luxury good makers turning up - there are challenges to establish a presence in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and beyond. Haute Couture-Heads East

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Mobile Art Exhibition for Chanel

CHANEL Mobile Art pavilion
CHANEL Mobile Art Pavilion against Hong Kong skyline
Karl Lagerfeld and Sue Jin Kang at the Chanel Mobile Art Gala Party
At the invitation of Karl Lagerfeld, twenty international artists collaborated with Chanel to create Mobile Art - an exhibition inspired by elements that give the Chanel quilted bag its identity.

Mobile Art is a three-dimensional, cinematic experience in eight sequences. Each sequence made up of one or more artist installations - all intended to be experienced within the Mobile Art Pavilion created by iconic architect Zaha Hadid for Chanel.

Artists include: Nobuyoshi Araki(Japan), Leandro Erlich(Argentina), Sophie Calle/Soju Tao (France/Japan), Wim Delvoye(Belgium), Pierre & Gilles(France) and Yoko Ono.

Located at the Star Ferry carpark, the exhibition was launched in Hong Kong on 12 March 2008 at with an Art Gala Party. Guests included Karl Lagerfeld and Sue Jin Kang (Prima Ballerina, Stuttgart Ballet, Germany, pictured), and Zaha Hadid. Chanel Mobile Art will tour from 2008 to 2010, visiting Tokyo, New York, London, Moscow and Paris.

Chanel Mobile Art
Karl Lagerfeld
Zaha Hadid

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