Karl Lagerfeld on this year’s Chanel runway show: "We have no budget. We do what we want and throwing money out the window brings money back in through the front door. The bottom line is I don’t deal with the bottom line. The luxury in my life is I never have to think about it." Read More
In an age where Damien Hirst errata have joined gold and United States government bonds in the shrinking pantheon of safe investments, can contemporary art still be dangerous?
More to the point, can contemporary art be dangerous when it’s held in something of a polyurethane uterus, a haute-culture billboard designed by deconstructivist goddess Zaha Hadid, Read More
If you’re strolling through Rumsey Playfield in Central Park between Oct. 20 and Nov. 9, and you stumble across a grounded UFO, don’t panic. It was sent by Chanel (not the Sci-fi Channel) as a nomadic exhibition of artistic interpretations on its classic 2.55 quilted-style handbag, named not for its price Read More
The new landlord of an old Chinatown shop that was repeatedly raided by counterfeit-merch cops this past summer has counter-sued the city for $8.5 million in damages.The offending retailer, known as G.T. Trading, has since been booted from the premises, located at 196 Grand Street, and the landlord claims to have even removed the former Read More
When Chanel Inc. withdrew as the backer of Isaac Mizrahi’s
ready-to-wear line in October 1998, it seemed like an apocalypse for a
generation of fashion designers. A plucky downtowner with an outsize
personality, and the son of a New York
garment wholesaler, Mr. Mizrahi, 39, was part of a cadré of designers
attempting to translate Read More
The butler manned the ringing phone and the door. Perfectly suited women from the offices of Chanel Inc. buzzed between a box of chocolates and a pile of business papers. Like so many planets and one brilliant sun, Karl Lagerfeld and his entourage encamped at the Four Seasons Hotel the week of Dec. 8.
Mr. Read More