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Gisele Bundchen Becomes Face of Chanel No. 5

Gisele BundchenGisele Bundchen has been named the new face of Chanel No. 5 perfume.

The Brazilian supermodel will take over from Brad Pitt to front the scent, and has been filming an advert with Baz Luhrmann to promote it in Sagaponack, New York state.

According to WWD, Gisele was chosen to represent the brand because of her "natural beauty and modern femininity." After initial filming last week, the model will film further shots in New York City.

Baz is also no stranger to directing adverts for Chanel No. 5 as he previously helmed a 2004 campaign for the fragrance featuring Nicole Kidman. Victoria's Secret beauty Gisele, who has two children - Benjamin, four, and 17-month-old Vivian - with her husband, NFL star Tom Brady, may be an internationally famous model, but she's not afraid to muck in and clean out the chicken run at her home in Los Angeles. "I have a beautiful garden where I raise chickens. We have very little waste because the chickens eat all of the vegetable scraps, and anything they won't eat, I put in my compost pile with the chicken poo," she explained.


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Rihanna Hangs Out in Coco Chanel’s Apartment

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, News, Rumors

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Rihanna has been hanging out in Coco Chanel's apartment. The singer visited the late legendary fashion icon's Parisian home, fuelling speculation the Bajan beauty has landed a secret ad campaign deal with the high end brand.

The 25-year-old star first made a trip to one of Chanel's flagship stores, and was allowed to pick any accessory she wanted. She showed off a snapshot her favorite piece, a yellow Lego box clutch, writing on Twitter, "Thank you to my dear friends at Chanel Paris!!!"

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Karl Lagerfeld: “Adele Was a Little Roundish”

Karl Lagerfeld and AdeleKarl Lagerfeld has defended his comments about Adele's weight.

The Chanel creative director - who has claimed his remarks calling the singer "a little too fat" were taken out of context - insists that although Adele is a "beautiful girl," she needed to lose weight because she was "a little roundish."

"I never said that she was fat, I said that she was a little roundish. A little roundish is not fat. But for such a beautiful girl, after that she lost eight kilo [17.6 pounds], so I think the message was not that bad," he said, speaking on CNN's Fashion: Backstage Pass.

Following Karl's comments last year, Adele, 25, insisted she had never aspired to be stick-thin. "I'd lose weight if I was an actress and had to play a role where you're supposed to be 40 pounds lighter, but weight has nothing to do with my career. Even when I was signing [a contract], most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say [lose weight] to me, they wouldn't be working with me," she said.


Fashion Police: Miley Cyrus’ Onesie Love

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities

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Are onesies the new (and legitimately fashionable ) Snuggie?

Whether you love her or you loathe her, you have got to admit that Miley Cyrus has made many bold fashion statements in her young life. The 20 year-old pop star snapped up this photo of herself for micro-blogging site Twitter, showing off her Chanel onesie with the caption, "Don't hate. Appreciate. #Chanel1Z." Is she rocking the sleepwear look, or is the future Mrs. Hemsworth going off the fashion deep end?

(Check out more questionable fashion looks here.)

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Karl Lagerfeld Casts Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel

Keira Knightley in ChanelKeira Knightley, a favorite of Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, has been hand-picked by the designer to portray Coco Chanel for a short film in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the label's first store in Deuville, France.

Already a celebrity spokesmodel for the French fashion house - whose latest commercials for their Coco Mademoiselle fragrance sparked controversy over its provocative, sensual content - it is no surprise that Lagerfeld decided to cast the A-list film actress to bring Chanel's founder to the screen.

Though the film is planned to be shot on location in Paris, Deuville will be recreated in retro sets that reflect its "original small seaside town charm." French actress Clotilde Hesme has also been cast to play Coco's aunt Adrienne.

While the short's title has yet to be leaked, it is scheduled to premiere in Singapore in conjunction with the unveiling of Chanel's upcoming cruise collection in May.

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Items Du Jour: Ashley Greene Is a Redhead, SNL Spoofs Brad’s Chanel Ads

Karlie Kloss for Mango+ Just days before venturing on her Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 promotional tour, Ashley Greene colors her brunette locks to a striking red shade. Love it or leave it?

+ We showed you the preview of Karl Lagerfeld's photos of Victoria Beckham for French Elle -- now check out the full editorial!

+ Saturday Night Live takes to spoofing Brad Pitt's Chanel advertisements. He knew he had it coming, right?

+ Want a 24-carat gold temporary tattoo on your arm in the shape of jewelry? Of course you do! At least, that's what Dior's banking on, anyway.

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Keira Knightley’s Jeans and T-shirt Wedding?

James Righton and Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley may have a "jeans and t-shirt" wedding.

The Anna Karenina actress - who is engaged to Klaxons musician James Righton - thinks it would be "pretty generous" if Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld offered to create a gown for her, but is not sure if it would be the right choice yet.

"Well, that would be pretty generous of him. He's an incredible designer. Would I say yes? To be honest, I'm working on another film straight after Anna Karenina, which finishes after Christmas. Then, maybe I'll start thinking about the dress and the guests and the venue. It really depends on what sort of wedding I decide to have - if I go with jeans and t-shirt options, then maybe it wouldn't be quite right. I haven't decided on anything yet."

Despite a fearsome reputation, Keira claims Karl is a "nice man" and enjoys likes the work she has done with Chanel as she is allowed to pout: "He really is such a nice man, when you're shooting with him, he just sits there holding your hand. Working on Chanel campaign is so different to working on a huge film with Chanel I'm told to pout all I want!"


Amanda Harlech is Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Eyes and Ears’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers

Amanda Harlech and Karl LagerfeldAmanda Harlech has been acting as Karl Lagerfeld's "eyes and ears."

The creative consultant is at the Chanel designer's beck and call, spending nine months away from home wherever she is required and often eating her dinner at 3am, according to her father, arts philanthropist Alan Grieve.

"If Karl Lagerfeld wants her in Tokyo, she goes to Tokyo - or Florida, or New York, or Rome. She works all day, eats dinner at 3am, when I'm sure she'd like to be in bed, and in between there are emails and texts and phone calls because he never stops. If Karl wants her to look at something, she flies out and looks at it. My guess is she's spending nine months away from home, which is very difficult. She isn't just a courtier; she's Karl's eyes and ears. She can instantly see how something might be improved and this is a gift... I know she's a considerable contributor to what Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel do," he said.

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Karl Lagerfeld Blasts Lack of Gifted Stylists

Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld has blasted the lack of "gifted stylists" in the fashion industry.

The Chanel designer has collaborated with Carine Roitfeld for The Little Black Jacket tour, a travelling exhibition of images of Chanel's iconic creation worn by personalities from Sarah Jessica Parker to Yoko Ono and Charlotte Casiraghi, and he was thrilled to work with her because of her talent.

"It's very stimulating to work with Carine, because there aren't so many gifted stylists, and nothing is more exhausting than to work with an ungifted stylist. That makes a job very difficult," he told WWD.

The exhibition is based on a book of the same name and Karl admitted he and Carine didn't always agree on who should be included in the exhibition. When asked how he chose who made the cut, Karl said, "That's the story and secret between Carine and me. I cannot say that there were real rules. There are people she preferred and people I preferred, and then we mixed it all. It's a mix of different tastes and different choices. I love the photo of Uma Thurman [resembling Marlene Dietrich], but she is not like this in life. We made Anja Rubik Japanese. She doesn't look like this either and is playing a part. The idea is the portrait of the personality, or the personality playing a part."


Louis Vuitton Named World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brand

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Marc JacobsLouis Vuitton has been named the world's most valuable luxury brand.

The French fashion house - whose creative director is Marc Jacobs - took the title for a seventh consecutive year after being valued at $25.9 billion following a study based on analysis of company performance and consumer interviews conducted by global research company Millward Brown Optimor.

Louis Vuitton beat off competition from Hermes, which was second with $19.1 billion, and Swiss watchmakers Rolex were third with $7.17 billion.

"Luxury is seen as a good investment with people increasingly buying classic pieces rather than high fashion. Those who can afford it indulge, including young professionals who, increasingly unable to buy houses, are spending their disposable income on mid-tier luxury," Nick Cooper, managing director of Millward Brown Optimor, said in a statement.

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