Chanel

Barbara Segal's Stone-Carved "Birkin Bag" Weighs 100 Pounds

Photo by Angel Chevrestt for the New York Post When prices for a Hermès’s Birkin handbag can soar up to $300,000 for a diamond-studded, Himalayan crocodile–clad number, Barbara…

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Your Knock-Off Designer Perfume Could Contain Antifreeze, Urine

Photo by Jessica Walker/Unsplash Buyer beware: Unscrupulous businesses are passing off urine, antifreeze, and other “unpleasant, flammable, or dangerous chemicals that burn when…

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Fashion Revolution Ranks 40 Apparel Brands by Supply-Chain Transparency

When the eight-story Rana Plaza building fell apart at its seams on the morning of April 24, 2013, it took but a moment for the disaster to seal its place as one of worst in…

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Chanel Couture Goes "Green" For Spring 2016 With Eco-Friendly Looks

HIGH-FASHION ECOLOGY “Everything is about ecology, but it’s never done in a very luxurious way,” Lagerfeld explained—erroneously, in our opinion—after the show. “I liked the…

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LXR & Co. Pop-Up Shop Offers Pre-loved Luxury Designer Goods

LUXE FOR LESS LXR & Co. was launched by Frédérick Mannella, Kei Izawa and Jean-Philippe Robert in 2012 and offers up its luxury pre-owned merchandise through www.lxrco.com and…

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Actress Keira Knightley "Recycles" Her Wedding Dress...Thrice!

Good intentions be damned; few women live up to their pledges to wear their bridesmaids’ dresses “again,” let alone their wedding gowns. British actress Keira…

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Valentino Tops Greenpeace's Luxury "Fashion Duel" Ranking

Greenpeace has thrown down the gauntlet. In November, the environmental nonprofit presented 15 Italian and French fashion houses, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and…

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Chanel Saves One of Scotland's Oldest Cashmere Mils From Shuttering

Chanel saved nearly 200 jobs in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday when the fashion house announced its acquisition of Barrie Knitwear, one of Scotland’s oldest cashmere-makers.…

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Chanel Lines Runway With Wind Turbines, Solar Panels at Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld might have renewable energy on the brain. (Or not. It’s hard to tell with a man who once shipped a 265-ton iceberg from Sweden as a runway centerpiece.) For his…

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Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

SPACE-AGE FASHION Van Rees creates each textile herself using both remnant thread from a nearby knitting factory and repurposed fabrics she teases apart for yarn. Her process involves…

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Designer Gas Masks Question Our Psychological Reliance on Luxury Labels

Never mind the economic turmoil at home and abroad; the luxury sector is expected to post double-digit growth this year to 191 billion euros, due in no small part to the growing…

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At Chanel's Fall/Winter 2011 Couture Show, Shoes Double as Flashlights

Twinkle toes, anyone? The models on the Chanel Couture Fall/Winter 2011 runway in Paris on Tuesday may have been light on their feet, but we didn’t expect them to have lights on…

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Chanel Bag Made From Beef Jerky: Gross or Glorious?

If you think that meat is murder and wearing leather is just as grotesque, then Nancy Wu’s take on Chanel’s classic quilted bag might leave you vindicated—or nauseated;…

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Chanel Private Sale on Rue La La

There was a buzz behind the scenes this week at Rue La La, the Rue La La stylists and editors first laid eyes on the Chanel pieces that New York-based Madison Avenue Couture…

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Karl Lagerfeld Ships 265 Ton Artic Iceberg to Paris for Fashion Show

Photo by Wallpaper A political statement about climate change was the last thing on Karl Lagerfeld’s mind when he trotted Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection in front of a…

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