'Versatile', 'flattering', 'always in fashion'… So runs the received wisdom on black, and this season it will be everywhere again. Alexander Fury is not convinced
Today Chanel opens an exhibition exploring its founder's life and style. Alexander Fury takes an exclusive tour with Karl Lagerfeld's right-hand woman
In the packed schedules of Paris’s spring/summer 2016 shows, the ideas that really stood out were from designers who took us on a journey to their own private universe.
Karl Lagerfeld soars with Chanel Airlines, while Valentino's world vision doesn't seem very worldly
Haute couture today is about spectacle. And the most spectacular of spectacles, inevitably, comes courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. I'm not talking sunglasses there, although they are one of the motivating factors behind the few houses still staging the elaborate, labour-intensive and usually loss-making couture shows. There aren't many women in the market for five-figure frocks.
As with clothes, there is a fashion tome to suit every taste. Some will become an invaluable, well-thumbed resource for students and fashion fanatics, while others present a moment of fantasy to be displayed with pride on a coffee table already groaning with beautiful books.
Kristen Stewart has been unveiled as the new face of Chanel.
We love… Cool cobblers
You don't need to wear a suit to look smart in the summer: a mix-but-don't-match sports coat comes into its own this season
There is more haute couture in Paris this year than for some time. But is it relevant?
Gavignet claims second leg victory after facing stiff competition from Josse on Dublin to Plymouth leg
Summer suiting comes in every sapphire shade. Here is the high street's take on menswear's current love affair with blue-collar style
Keira Knightley is to star in a new film about the life of Coco Channel, directed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Chanel make-up, which in the past has included the sort of coveted treats that inspire waiting lists (see their nail polishes Jade and Particulière), has some rather daring new products in their summer 2013 collection, out next month.
1. Lily Absolute
Karl Lagerfeld does not do things by halves. The Chanel designer has previously transformed the grand expanse of Paris’ monumental Grand Palais into a wind farm, an underwater lagoon and once even filled the landscape with giant crystals erupting from the ground.