Chanel and Louis Vuitton close Paris fashion week in spectacular style

Chanel went back to the timeless glamour of black and white Hollywood movies while Louis Vuitton embraced a gender neutral future on the last day of Paris fashion week Tuesday.

An army of the world’s top supermodels walked under a huge Hollywood-style sign spelling out Chanel’s name in its biggest catwalk spectacle since designer Virginie Viard took over the fabled French house from Karl Lagerfeld after his death last year.

They included the body positive pin-up, Jill Kortleve, the Dutch model who is a voluptuous size 16 (US size 12).

Covid-19 restrictions may have limited the number of fashionistas allowed into the immense Grand Palais in central Paris, but like the decor, Viard wrote her ambitions large.

Her collection was no less than a grand sweep through the long history of the label founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, with a giant nod to Chanel’s time in Tinseltown in the 1930s

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Chanel celebrates cinema industry to cap Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Monumental light-bulb encrusted letters spelling CHANEL sparkled over the runway at the Grand Palais on the last day of Paris Fashion Week prefacing a collection celebrating the cinema industry. It brought a pang of nostalgia for better times during this reduced virus-hit season that has been notable for its lack of star power.

Like Milan before it, Paris has undertaken an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The nine-day calendar was a mix of ready-to-wear runway collections with masked guests in seated rows, in-person presentations and completely digital shows streamed online with promotional videos.

Here are some highlights from Tuesday:


The American actors who usually attend Chanel, the highlight of Paris Fashion Week, stayed away. But designer Virginie Viard dreamed of more glamorous times. She produced an optimistic collection channeling the Hollywood or Cannes movie star machine and its media circus,

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Chanel brings Hollywood glamour to Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion label Chanel brought a touch of tinseltown to the Paris runway on Tuesday, with glamorous feathered gowns and a nod to the Hollywood sign, recreated to spell out the brand’s name.

Models paraded in and out of the giant “Chanel” lettering, transposed from the hills of Los Angeles to the interior of Paris’ Grand Palais exhibition hall, as guests perched on stools at the socially-distanced show.

Fashion labels are only just returning to the catwalk, after shows were cancelled over the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, and in Paris only the major luxury brands pressed ahead with physical events.

LVMH’s Louis Vuitton is due to present a collection on Tuesday, the last day of Paris Fashion Week.

Chanel’s latest outing showcased inspiration drawn from Hollywood’s 1950s heyday – with a French touch.

A short film released before the show paid tribute to actresses such

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Elsa Hosk Masters the Off-Duty Model Look In Chanel Dad Sandals & Sneakers

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Chanel ‘Dad’ Sandals are all the rage across Instagram and Elsa Hosk proves this trendy pair can be either dressed up or down. While out for breakfast with her boyfriend, Tom Daly,  in New York City, the pregnant model paired the cool-girl footwear choice with a chic off-duty ensemble.

She wore a Heavy Manners classic zrewneck sweatshirt in the ‘We Fell Off’ colorway. The cozy top retails for $150 and is available for purchase on She coordinated the pink loungewear piece with a pair of blue jeans and a matching Prada Re-Edition 2000 Mini nylon bag in the Periwinkle Blue colorway. This handbag is valued at approximately $769 and is available for purchase via the resale market on

For footwear, these coveted Chanel sandals feature a black rubber construction and an adjustable, two-strap design

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Iconic Exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” Opened In Palais Galliera In Paris

Let’s hope that borders will reopen soon, so that American compatriots can travel again in the city of lights and visit the most glamorous and epic exhibition of the year “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” which opened on October 1 at the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum after a two-year extensive renovation. A new space “Gabrielle Chanel Galleries” has been created for exhibitions in the museum basement that is doubling the surface of the museum. Now, the 7,500-square-foot space will showcase the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present, including  approximately 200,000 objects. The largest and most extraordinary collection of fashion in the world. 

Magically orchestrated by the support of CHANEL and Miren Arzalluz, Director of the Palais Galliera, Véronique Belloir, Collection Curator, Olivier Saillard, Fashion Historian, the exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto,” focuses on

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Coco Chanel Was A Nazi. Does It Matter For Fashion Today?

In fashion, few names carry such high esteem as Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. The creator of the little black dress and the no.5 perfume that Marilyn Monroe wore to bed has had a huge influence from high end to high street and has been quoted into cliché with soundbites such as “a girl should two things: classy and fabulous.”

Today, a new retrospective of her work opens in Paris. “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto”, at the Palais Galleria has been created with the support of the Chanel brand and invites visitors to “explore a universe and a style that are truly timeless.”

There’s one aspect of Gabrielle Chanel’s universe that does feel out of place in 2020 though: her work for the Nazis.     

It’s well

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