August 10, 2010

Chanel | 31 Rue Cambon Magazine

Though the creation of this magazine was announced last November, the physical object is new to me, sent by an associate at Chanel's Los Angeles boutique. As a lover of print media and physical artifact, and an admirer of the House of Chanel, holding the heavy cardstock magazine with mixtures of mattes and glossy paper and embossed lettering was a treat. The magazine highlights the Fall/Winter 2010 collection, with a tribute to the history of Chanel as well as the couture process.




Here, you can see the embossing on the cover.




The above, from their embroidery couturier, is my favorite photo throughout the magazine. I absolutely love the attention to detail that goes into haute design; the precision, the time, the knowledge that an embroidery expert goes hand to needle with each garment.


The sketches, of course, are also brilliant. Seeing fashion from idea through its process and through manifestation is so exciting to me. It makes the process more real, less manufactured.


The high buns and hairstyling from the fall/winter couture show was one of the highlights of the entire collection for me. It makes me wish I had long locks!

Promotional materials usually end up going straight to my recycling bin, but this was so beautifully done. It's going to be saved along with my Miu Miu lookbooks.
File this one in my "please don't let print media die" folder.

13 comments:

  1. such a great post!

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  2. eyegasmic, perfection, etc...

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  3. That is amazing... Like promotional Holy Grail!!!

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  4. I really, really, really want a copy!
    Plus, I love Chanel's 31 rue Cambon perfume (it smells like money...not literally...but it makes the wearer smell like old money, class so to speak)...so I really love the magazine's name too.

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  5. aah I want to get my hands on one of these so badly! oh and regarding your comment on my blog, it's not really a typeface since I made it myself, but it's based on a font called Bebas Neue :) Glad you liked it!

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  6. Wow this is all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing xoxo

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  7. I really, really, really want a copy!
    Plus, I love Chanel's 31 rue Cambon perfume (it smells like money...not literally...but it makes the wearer smell like old money, class so to speak)...so I really love the magazine's name too.

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  8. That is amazing... Like promotional Holy Grail!!!

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