Tag Archives: Chanel

Excellent Eau de Toilette, Pour Homme: Egoiste ‘Platinum’ by Chanel

Remembering an Outstanding advertisement for Egoiste ‘Platinum,’ the eau de toilette by Chanel,  created especially for Nicole Wisniak‘s Egoiste magazine.

Egoiste vs. Egoiste: A vintage advertisement for Egoiste Platinum by Chanel created especially for Egoiste, the magazine created by Nicole Wisniak. Image via Egoiste.

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Excellently Theatrical: The “Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes” Exhibition at London’s Outstanding Victoria & Albert Museum

Presenting Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes, the V&A’s major autumn exhibition, on view from September 25, 2010 until 9 January 2011. The Excellently extraordinary show explores “the world of the influential artistic director Serge Diaghilev and the most exciting dance company of the 20th century. Diaghilev combined dance, music and art in bold ways to create ‘total theatre’. A consummate collaborator, he worked with Stravinsky, Chanel, Picasso, Matisse and Nijinsky,” according to MuseumPublicity.com. “Treasures on show will include Picasso’s huge front cloth for Le Train Bleu, as well as original costumes and set designs, props and posters by artists and designers like Léon Bakst, Georges Braque, Jean Cocteau and Natalia Goncharova. These will tell the story of a company which began in the social and political upheaval of pre-revolutionary Russia and went on to cause a sensation with exotic performances that had never been seen before.”

Theatrical Excellence: Pablo Picasso’s canvas ‘Le Train Bleu’, 1924. Image via MuseumPublicity.com via the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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Excellent Getaway (via Motorcycle): Daphne Guinness @ Chanel HC

Presenting an Excellent image, shot by Cathy Horyn of The New York Times, for her On The Runway blog, of Daphne Guinness, and Outstanding legs, departing the Chanel haute couture show via motorcycle.

Heiress Daphne Guiness leaves the Chanel Haute Couture show via motorcycle. Image via Cathy Horyn of The New York Times via Styled On.

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Couture Report: The Haute Lion Kings of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

Presenting Les Demoiselles de Chanel: A bride, accompanied by her groom, dressed as a Lion King, during the finale of Karl Lagerfeld‘s presentation for Chanel Haute Couture at Le Grand Palais in Paris, July 6, 2010.

Queen and King: The finale of Karl Lagerfeld's presentation of Chanel Haute Couture. Twitpic image via Stella Magazine.

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Chanel Haute Couture. Twitpic via the Excellent Susan Tabak.

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INTERACTIVE EXCELLENCE: CHANEL, STRATEGICALLY ONLINE

Outstanding announcement: Working with R/GA New York, the full service interactive digital advertising agency, in a strategic move sure to influence other Excellent luxury houses,  Chanel will begin selling products directly through its website later in 2010. First online: Frangrances. Next up: Eyewear and accessories.

Strategic Excellence: Chanel will begin selling some of its luxurious goods online later in 2010. Image via luxuo.com.

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EXCELLENT WARRIOR: TETSUYA NOGUCHI’S CHANEL SAMURAI ARMOR

Presenting 29-year-old Japanese artist Tetsuya Noguchi‘s Outstandingly Excellent Chanel body armor. “Made from resin, cashew lacquer, cloth and glass, the exquisitely crafted protective suits sport the iconic double-C logo, allowing the wearer to flaunt his superior social status while crushing the enemy on the battlefield.”

Tetsuya Noguchi's Excellent one-of-a-kind Chanel samurai suit. Image via The Word's Best Ever via Pink Tentacle.

Fashionably suited: Tetsuya Noguchi, prepared for battle, wearing his Chanel armor. Image via The World's Best Ever via Pink Tentacle.

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VANITY AT ITS MOST EXCELLENT: ÉGOÏSTE by CHANEL

Presenting the Outstandingly Excellent television commercial for ÉGOÏSTE, eau de toilette for men by Chanel, directed by His Excellency Jean-Paul Goude, winner of  the Lion d’Or at the 37th Cannes International Advertising Festival in 1990. Chanel sees the egoist as someone who pursues his passions to the limit without feeling the need to prove anything to those around him. Fragrance Family: Woody, oriental.

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COUTURE REPORT: KARL LAGERFELD’S “NEON BAROQUE” for CHANEL

Presenting Karl Lagerfeld‘s “Neon Baroque” looks for Chanel‘s Spring/Summer 2010 haute couture collection, shown at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines.

Karl Lagerfeld's pale pastels for Chanel Spring/Summer haute couture. Image by The Moment via Twitter via Tweetphoto.com.

Pretty in pink: more pastels at Chanel. Image via The Moment via Twitter via Tweetphoto.com.

Bride and groom: Models Abbey Lee and Baptiste during the Chanel finale. Image via The Moment via Twitter via Tweetphoto.com.

Backstage beauty at Chanel. Image via VougeParisLive via Twitter.

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HAUTE EXCELLENCE: JACQUELINE HASSINK’s Haute Couture Fitting Rooms series

Presenting an image from Dutch conceptual artist Jacqueline Hassink‘s Excellent Haute Couture Fitting Rooms series, behind-the-scene photographs of the private changing rooms reserved exclusively for the wealthiest clients at the top haute couture houses in Paris and beyond.

CHANEL, from the series Haute Couture Fitting Rooms, Paris 15 March 2007. C Print, edition of 7. 19 1/2" x 23 1/2" (49.5 x 59.5 cm) or 50" x 63" (127 x 160 cm). Photograph by Jacqueline Hassink. Image via Amador Gallery, New York.

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