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.
One of the most dynamic — and, yes, polarizing — figures in fashion media has died. John Fairchild, the former editor and publisher of Women's Wear Daily and founder of W, died Friday at the age of 87, The New York Times reports. As the grandchild of Fairchild Publications founder Edmund Fairchild, the late media read
If the Academy Awards mark the end of the 2015 awards show season, then last night’s BRIT Awards served as an encore of sorts. The annual London event honors the biggest achievements in both music and fashion, a crossover factor that makes the outfit choices much more interesting than your average red carpet read