The Book of Chanel 

With a library-themed show, Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s anointed successor, proved that the storied French house was safe in her hands   When Massive Attack’s “Safe from Harm” rang out at the finale of Chanel’s haute couture show for Autumn/Winter 2019, it sounded a note…

A Fresh Rebellion at Balmain 

This was Olivier Rousteing breaking his own mold in every sense, delivering a collection that read as a homage to Karl Lagerfeld   The Balmain army is feeling rebellious this season. In an act of defiance, clad in an array of tweeds, leathers, denim and…

At Chanel, Barefoot Dreams 

When the models kicked off their Perspex-heeled mules and splashed down the shoreline, it didn’t appear at all incongruous that they were wearing Chanel tweed, gold-speckled and flecked with candy-coloured dots   “I was a beach boy once upon a time,” said Karl Lagerfeld after…

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