Né de la rencontre entre le parfumeur Ernest Beaux et la créatrice Gabrielle Chanel, le parfum 'N°5 de Chanel' fait aujourd’hui partie des parfums les plus prestigieux et les plus vendus au monde. Le Palais de Tokyo à Paris lui consacre une exposition.
It all started when perfume-maker Ernest Beaux met designer Gabrielle Chanel. Today, ‘N°5 de Chanel’ is one of the world’s most prestigious and top-selling perfumes. Paris’ Palais de Tokyo is holding an exhibition in the trademark perfume’s honour.
MaVieFrançaise™ was recently made aware of a statement released by Gabrielle Labrunie – Chanel’s only living relative – and Isée St. John Knowles, President of the Société Baudelaire, addressing the black mark against Chanel’s character.
Within each of the 12 windows, Karl Lagerfeld has brought to life miniature Chanel worlds - one for each of his favourite places...
Yes, so he called le président an "imbecile". The beauty of this insult is also the fact that it does not need to be translated in the world's papers. The word drips with contempt in any language.
In the words of Rihanna, here’s to the freakin’ weekend! To help you get in the weekender zone, we’ll be bringing you a selection of French films that we love, hate, or think you should watch just to say you’ve watched them.
In a previously unpublished interview, Chanel speaks with journalist turned World War II soldier and spy, Malcolm Muggeridge. The September 1944 interview addresses an issue that has long been speculated over: the nature of Chanel’s involvement with the Nazis in Vichy France.
If Chanel No. 5 was launched today, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were perceived as a political statement, such was the level of rebellion that it embodied.
Episode 2: Author Tilar Mazzeo speaks to us about the history of French luxury brands, such as Chanel No. 5, and The Ritz.