As the third installment of Inside Chanel, (catch the first two about how Chanel No.5 became a worldwide sensation with the help of Marilyn Monroe here), the storied luxury brand just released, "Chanel and the Diamond," a fascinating look at how Coco Chanel took the diamond and turned it into a badge of feminism, independence, and modernity.
From the 1929 financial crises to how her childhood orphanage inspired her use of crosses, stars, and crescent moons in the designs, the short documentary walks us through how Coco took a symbol of traditionalism and dismantled it. Under Coco's direction, "[Diamonds were] no longer trophies given by admirers but symbols of liberty." Fashion nerds, watch the video below.
Gap Inc. has announced today that it is closing its online business Piperlime to focus on boosting sales for its namesake and Banana Republic brands. The news comes amid some big shake-ups in the company, as incoming CEO Art Peck prepares to take the reins at the company. Gap launched Piperlime in 2006 as an online read
Hot on the heels of Dolce & Gabbana's Sicilian grandmas and Céline's Joan Didion mic drop, Lanvin has unveiled its own ad campaign featuring kick-ass women who are well past the ingenue stage of their lives. Designer Alber Elbaz has tapped style legends Pat Cleveland, Violetta Sanchez, and Kirsten Owen to star alongside read