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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Coco Chanel would have hated me, says maverick designer Karl Lagerfeld

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Coco would have hated me: Lagerfeld Chanel's head designer Karl Lagerfeld has revealed he thinks the founder of the iconic French fashion house would ... in 1982. "I never bumped into Coco Chanel. It was better that way, she would have hated me," he told an audience of hundreds of French college students at a masterclass in Paris ...

  2. Coco Chanel

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Coco Chanel by Axel Madsen Bloomsbury HK$142 'A woman's education consists of two lessons: never to leave the house without stockings, never to go out without a hat.' So wrote Coco Chanel, who provided the aphorism when, in 1938, French Vogue asked for a few quotations about her business. In this biography of the fashion designer who made jersey hip ...

  3. Coco Chanel

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Carmen Li

    ... Carmen Li Who? The paradigm of the modern woman, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel has been lauded for her contribution to contemporary women's wear. The French designer replaced ... staples into understated, chic women's wear. How did it happen? Born in 1883, Chanel was abandoned by her philandering father and frail, sickly mother and spent much of her early childhood ...

  4. A green head full of ideas

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Stella McCartney, a fashion designer who is also a noted animal rights activist. Tiffany's other idol is Coco Chanel, the founder of the famed brand. She admires Chanel because she was a strong and resolute woman. Like Chanel, Tiffany considers herself both a feminist and a perfectionist. A tiny blemish on her work can get her all worked up, she says. Tiffany has been inspired ...

  5. In your closet: Donna Chown

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Pin Lee

    ... wanted' list? A sable coat I saw in Lane Crawford. It's expensive though! Style icon? Coco Chanel. She was a true icon and her legacy lives on to this day. Chanel designs are timeless. ... Probably my wedding dress, designed and made by Patrick Steele, a fellow Kiwi. Favourite designer(s)? Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Chanel, Michael Kors and Escada- quite a diverse bunch but I enjoy ...

  6. Taking care of business

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... AP Taking care of business 'Darling, this is no longer your business. F*** you!' Karl Lagerfeld in i-D on what he would tell Coco Chanel if she walked into his atelier today. ...

  7. Six degrees

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Rachael Barker

    ... was nominated for four Bafta awards, an achievement matched by another biopic, about Coco Chanel... Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in 1883 to a market stallholder and a laundrywoman, the designer began ... never married but the founder of the house of Chanel had many influential lovers, including, allegedly, the composer Igor Stravinsky... The Russian also had a troubled childhood, before going ...

  8. Flower power

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Coco Chanel redefined fashion with her various signature trademarks: the little black dress, long pearls and, of course, her signature Camelia flower. Her favourite bloom gets the star treatment this season with the launch of Chanel's Camelia jewellery flower watch (left; $115,100). The watch's petals are frosted with 99 pink sapphires and 48 diamonds, fusing the two ...

  9. Coco before Chanel (DVD)

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wai-yee Man Coco before Chanel is loosely based on the biography L'Irreguliere (The Non-conformist) by Edmonde Charles-Roux, a close friend of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel ... of social standing. Chanel earns the name Coco while singing in a cabaret club, where she catches the eye of high society gent Etienne Balsan (Zenoit Poelvoorde). He offers her the opportunities she ...

  10. Coco Before Chanel

    Posted Jun 11th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Emmanuelle Devos Director: Anne Fontaine Category: IIA (French) Central to Coco Before Chanel is a young woman ... with Emmanuelle Devos) winning performance is crucial to Anne Fontaine's film, as Coco Before Chanel is very much a character study of Chanel in her formative years, when the young woman- who still ...




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