Return of the masterpiece with the support of Chanel: Last year at Mariënbad

 

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In 1961, for the film L’Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Mariënbad), a film that launched a thousand dissertations, and one of the most visually beautiful films ever shot, Gabrielle Chanel designed Delphine Seyrig’s dresses. With the support of French Maison Chanel, a restored version of the film is now being released. In collaboration with Studiocanel, Chanel has helped return this masterpiece to its original glory.

You never seem to be waiting for me, but we kept meeting at every turn of the paths. Behind every bush, at the foot of each statue, near every pond. It is as if it had been only you and I in all that garden.

dir. Alain Resnais, L’Année dernière à Mariënbad (Last Year At Mariënbad)

To celebrate this achievement, the restored version of Last Year at Marienbad will premiere as part of the classic film section at the Venice Film Festival, where the original film was awarded a Golden Lion close to 60 years ago. The digitisation and restoration in 4k were conducted using the original negatives. The colour grading, an essential step, has faithfully restored the beauty of film’s original contrast and images.

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On release, the film’s delicate and elegant photography fascinated the public with its troubling intensity, the loss of temporal reference points, and the characters’ psychological games. The film invites the spectator to follow a train of thought through the corridors of the hotel that represent ‘the labyrinth that is the human brain’, as analysed by film critic Jean-Luc Douin.

Gabrielle Chanel always cultivated a close relationship with the art world. To Alain Resnais, François Truffaut and Luchino Visconti, her avant-gardist fashion represented a modern and forward-thinking world, and they would call upon her to dress their greatest actresses.

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Alain Resnais did not want Delphine Seyrig to wear specially created costumes, but rather a wardrobe tethered to everyday life, one that would evoke the allure of 1920s cinema stars, as well as a modern and timeless elegance and Gabrielle Chanel, who was already ruling the fashion world and still setting the trends for the 1960s, was the only one who could achieve this.

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Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel 

Delphine Seyrig would later explain that she appreciated Chanel because, by blending elegance and comfort, the designer enabled women to feel ‘as comfortable as men’, a subject dear to the actress who would become a fervent feminist in the 1970s.

Alain Resnais would use Delphine Seyrig in his next film as well, another French Cinema classic that initially wasn’t received well, but has grown in regard as time has passed.

 

 

 

 

 

Chanel No.5 Fragments D’Or

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Feeling a little dull with the shorter days of Fall? Bring a spark of radiance to your fragrance routine with new, limited-edition No.5 Fragments D’Or. Accented with delicate flecks of glitter, the silky, shimmering body gel not only scents skin with the now and forever fragrance, but Ieaves a subtle golden sheen so you can keep glowing well into the season.

Maison Chanel started presenting limited edition products for the winter Holiday season at the end of October 2017. One of this year’s exclusives includes shimmering body gel scented with fresh, powdery and sophisticated Chanel No.5.

The gel is inspired by the legendary perfume developed in 1921, when Gabrielle Chanel asked perfumer Ernest Beaux to create ‘a woman’s perfume with the scent of a woman’. After he  presented her with variations of the composition rich in aldehydes, she chose the fifth sample  and decided to name it simply No.5.

 

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Chanel No.5 Fragments D’Or (or N°5 Gold Fragments) is described as a silky, shimmering body gel infused with their iconic Chanel No.5 fragrance and accented with delicate flecks of golden glitter. It smells of  May Rose and Jasmine notes, as the key ingredients found at the heart of the No.5 aldehydic-floral bouquet.

Chanel No.5 Fragments D’Or is to be applied in touches on pulse points, across your décolétté, anywhere you want to highlight. No.5 Fragments D’Or is available in a 250 ml bottle as a limited edition.

 

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Gabrielle, The Pursuit of Passion

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New truths about Gabrielle Chanel are unveiled in a new short film Gabrielle, The Pursuit of Passion.

Gabrielle Chanel’s passion has been characterised into three simple key terms in the latest must-watch version of the fashion house’s video series. The 21st intallment, aptly titled The Pursuit of Passion focuses in on what it means to ‘seize, dare, create’, as the short showcases Chanel’s desire to: Seize beauty all the time, everywhere you go – in a Venetian church, in a bouquet of white camellias, in a Baroque angel – because it is a vital necessity. Dare to transform your intuition into a brand. Embrace radical decisions: ‘I’ve never done things by halves. I either like them or I don’t.’ Create tirelessly and persistently. Continue your journey without worrying about the past or posterity, with passion as your only compass.

Chapter 21 of Inside Chanel, unveils how Gabrielle Chanel seized her century, dared to pursue passion, and created a surname, Chanel. And invent a first name: Gabrielle. Watch the beautiful two-minute video – Inside Chanel The Pursuit of Passion – below for more insight into the real Gabrielle Chanel. More on: http://inside-chanel.com 

 

 

 

Gabrielle The Quest for Freedom

 

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After the last video released at Baselworld ’17 debuted, French Maison Chanel has unveiled a new video for the Inside Chanel series. Titled Gabrielle, The Quest for Freedom, the latest instalment once again highlights key traits of the maison’s founder, Gabrielle Coco Chanel, this time focusing on her strong work ethic.

The 2-minute monochromatic clip reiterates Coco Chanel’s mantra of ‘nothing replaces work; not titles, not nerve, not luck’ and also goes on to share inspirational messages of individualism and freedom.

 

 

 

 

Chanel Gabrielle

Chanel Gabrielle

Maison Chanel announces their new handbag model (since Boy in 2011) and the new fragrance, both called Gabrielle, named after the first name of the famous founder Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Gabrielle is the first ‘pillar’ fragrance of the house in the last 15 years.

Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum is announced as an ‘abstract floral’ composition, whose creation is signed by perfumer Oliver Polge. Other details of the fragrance notes have not been revealed yet.

It promises to exalt the rebellious, mold-breaking spirit of her early years before she became Coco. Watch the beautiful one-and a half-minute video – Inside Chanel, Gabrielle, A Rebel At Heart – below for more insight into the real Gabrielle Chanel.

More about the new Chanel Gabrielle fragrance soon here on Yakymour….

 

 

Chanel Huile de Jasmin

Maison Chanel launches Huile de Jasmin in March 2017, based on the original formula created by Gabrielle Coco Chanel back in 1927. Huile de Jasmin is a revitalizing facial oil with jasmine extract, formulated to make the skin look luminescent. It represents a reinterpretation of the precious emblematic treatment from the history of the house and from Coco’s own beauty counter.

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The oil nourishes and repairs the skin, made of many, mostly natural oils and ingredients. The formula transmits its revitalizing properties to the skin, providing comfort and elasticity. Jasmine oil from Chanel’s own fields in Grasse is the main ingredient, paired up with camellia, limnathes alba and jojoba oil. The jasmine that is used is collected by hand on the day of its emergence to preserve all its properties.

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The facial oil provides a moisturizing and strengthening effect, protecting the skin’s barrier and provides it with comfort and suppleness. In addition, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Maison Chanel did a clinical evaluation on 33 women to test the product. The results are:

  • The skin looks immediately brighter: + 22% . Day after day, it increases its luminosity: +31% after one month.
  • Wrinkles and expression lines are less visible. The skin is visibly smoother: + 34%.
  • The skin is hydrated and protected. The complexion shines naturally, sublimated by a subtly satin finish.

You can use Huile de Jasmin daily or as a cure treatment, according to the needs of your skin. It can be used directly on the clean skin, under a serum or a cream, for women who feel their skin is tired and lacks vitality, or combined with a cream, for women looking for additional comfort in a single application, or even with a foundation, for a touch of luminosity.

 

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The ultimate chic packaging screams luxury, reminiscent of the original one from the 1920s. The product is (sadly) a limited edition.  It will only available on Chanel.com and in Chanel’s own boutiques from March 2017. A 50 ml bottles will be around $120.

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Les Exclusifs de Chanel box set revisits iconic scents

Chanel has created a new set of mini perfumes from the collection ‘Les Exclusifs de Chanel’, which draws its inspiration from the French brand’s history. A limited edition which will go on sale on February 17, 2017, exclusively at select Chanel Beauté sales points.

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While you’re bound to be familiar with No 5, No 19, Coco Mademoiselle and perhaps a few more Chanel perfumes, Les Exclusifs are the real gems. Created from 1922 onwards, these are the most rare and luxurious scents in Chanel’s armoury, ranging from florals to leathers and orientals. Each one is inspired by a key element, person or place in Coco Chanel’s life, from her Parisian apartment, 31 Rue Cambon, to her dearest friend, Misia

Exquisite precious materials, elegant bottles, timeless fragrances: ‘Les Exclusifs de Chanel’ was created between 1922 and 2016 by renowned perfumers with close links to the French fashion and beauty house. Ernest Beaux, Jacques Polge, and Olivier Polge have come up with their own interpretation of a place, texture, meeting or symbol loved by Gabrielle Chanel. Together they form a unique collection, taking us on a perfumed journey through Chanel’s history.

The collection consists of 15 4ml perfume bottles: 14 Eau de Parfum and one Eau de Cologne. An opportunity to (re)discover and appreciate a selection of rare fragrances which include hesperidium, woody, floral and oriental scents.

Fans of unusual perfumes and collectors will be pleased to discover that this set contains ‘Bel Respiro’, a floral evocation of spring, ‘Sycomore’, a woody scent based around vetiver, ‘Coromandel’ with its incense, benzoin, and patchouli notes, the oriental scent ‘Cuir de Russie’, the aromatic-floral-powdery ‘Jersey’, and the woody and fruity ‘N°18′.

The set also includes ’31 rue Cambon’, ’28 La Pausa’, ‘N°22’, ‘1932’, ‘Gardénia’, Beige’, Bois des Iles’, ‘Eau de Cologne’, and ‘Misia’, a fragrance created by Olivier Polge.

This ‘Les Exclusifs de Chanel’ set of 15 mini perfumes will go on sale on February 17 for €280, exclusively at Chanel Beauté stores and the brand’s e-shop.