Collections and Creations
- ISBN 9780500513606
- 27.70 x 24.00 cm
- 159 Illustrations, 101 in colour
- First published 2007
‘A real treat for fashion and design fans’ – Elle
Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame and the magic of Chanel.
Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from the 1920s onwards, and now reinterpreted to become the motifs for brand new garments, accessories and beauty products.
Inspired by the legendary Chanel No 5, the book explores five themes – the suit, the camellia, jewelry, fragrances and make-up, and the little black dress – and follows the threads from past to present to show how these key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by fashion designers working in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors.
This visual journey is enhanced by previously unpublished archive photographs and original drawings by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as glorious images from some of the greatest names in fashion photography.