#tbt Chanel’s Gabrielle Bag
OK, I must admit: I was so captivated by the new COCO CODES make-up collection by Chanel that I almost forgot about the biggest news of the season: CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag is back. And the collection is amazing. And, of course, it has something to do also with the codes of the house. The fashion codes.
First presented at the Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear show, CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag is like a mischievous wink to Gabrielle Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld wanted it to have the same aesthetic and practical spirit in that blend of strength and elegance that characterises CHANEL handbags. In February 1955 when Gabrielle Chanel created a handbag that freed up women’s movements, a bag with lines as beautiful as they were functional, she revolutionised the world of fashion and accessories. (www.chanel.com)
How it’s made?
Fitted on a rigid thermoformed base, the main body of the bag is extremely light and ultra-supple: this contrasting structure gives it perfect stability and enables women to find their belongings with ease. Crafted from aged calfskin with a quilted body and a smooth base, in black or white unicolours or bicolours (black/white, navy/black, beige/black), CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag comes as a hobo version, itself available in three formats, a backpack, a large shopper and a supple purse contained in a rigid half-case. The lining is a garnet-hued cloth, the ultimate reference to the first-ever bags created by Gabrielle Chanel.
The campaign will be awesome!
Karl Lagerfeld has chosen, for the advertising campaign starting 3rd of February, Kristen Stewart, Caroline de Maigret and Pharrell Williams, all CHANEL ambassadors, along with Cara Delevingne, a friend of the House, to embody CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag.
Photography; (c) Stephane-Gallois / CHANEL