Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, Jan Kounen, 118 mins (15)<br/>Undertow, Javier Fuentes-Leon, 100 mins (15)
Sunday 08 August 2010
Friday 06 August 2010
Jan Kounen's drama picks up more or less at the point when Coco Before Chanel (with Audrey Tautou) left off – with Coco mourning the death of her lover Boy Capel and hitting her stride as the most celebrated couturière in France.
Sunday 01 August 2010
At some point in the past 10 years it became mandatory for everyone to have – alongside an all-time favourite album and an item you'd save if the house was on fire – a personal style icon. People have been admiring the way others dress and attempting to emulate it for far longer than that, of course; it's just that latterly it has been standardised into a worthy artistic pursuit rather than imitation born of pure and simple envy.
Friday 11 June 2010
Monday 24 May 2010
Saturday 10 April 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Karl’s Lagerfeld’s latest couture show for Chanel showed exactly why he is such a fashion legend. Today’s spring/summer 2010 collection presented the skills of the Parisian ateliers to perfection, whilst retaining an impressive lightness of touch. With all the beads, bows and jewels in Paris at your disposal it takes a disciplined designer to use them judiciously.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
hanel basked in luminous pastels earlier today with a spring-summer 2010 haute couture show dubbed neon Baroque by the label's chief designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld.
Thursday 21 January 2010
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Sunday 29 November 2009
Aka, "Coco Chanel: The Not Very Interesting Years". This French biopic focuses on Gabrielle Chanel (Audrey Tautou) when she was an aspiring cabaret singer who sponged off various sugar daddies, well before she achieved her legendary success.
Tuesday 17 November 2009
It is a complete nonsense to suggest that only airheads can look attractive and that brainy girls are condemned to a life of dowdiness.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Wednesday 16 September 2009
She famously graced the cover of I-D magazine in a naked embrace with boyfriend Will Cameron, fronted a raunchy Agent Provocateur campaign alongside Peaches Geldof, and was personally cast by Karl Lagerfeld to strut her stuff on Chanel’s catwalk. Now the model Daisy Lowe is taking a turn behind the camera, photographing her every move for Stories of the Eye, a collaborative online project in association with VICE and Olympus.
To view Daisy’s visual diary, and to start your own photo blog – with a chance to win a rather sexy Olympus Pen in the process – visit viceland.com/storiesoftheeye/daisy.php.
See Saturday’s Independent Magazine for an interview with Daisy.
Saturday 15 August 2009
Coco Before Chanel, Anne Fontaine, 110 mins, (12A)<br></br>Crossing Over, Wayne Kramer, 113 mins, (18)
Sunday 02 August 2009
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