Assouline and Chanel present a newly updated trilogy celebrating the timeless spirit, signatures and heritage of the house of Chanel, this slipcase set includes three Mémoire volumes: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry And Watches, and Chanel Fragrance And Beauty.
Assouline and Chanel present a newly updated trilogy celebrating the spirit and heritage of Chanel, from Gabrielle’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s myriad innovations, and now the next generation, under new artistic director Virginie Viard Lagerfeld’s longtime assistant.
This elegant slipcase set includes three Mémoire volumes: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry and Watches, Chanel Perfume and Beauty.
Chanel Fashion by Anne Berest: A visionary self-inventor, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel shaped her own destiny to become the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. Rejecting the restrictive styles of the time, she introduced a new silhouette both sophisticated and natural. This spirit of modern luxury and Parisian savoir faire, elaborated over the decades thanks to the myriad innovations of Karl Lagerfeld, continues today with Virginie Viard, the new artistic director.
Writer Anne Berest has notably published Sagan Paris 1954 (Gallic Books, 2015); How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, with Caroline de Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas (Doubleday, 2014); Recherche femme parfaite (Grasset et Fasquelle, 2015); and Gabriële, with her sister, writer Claire Berest (Stock, 2017). She also writes for television and theater. Most recently she wrote and directed the play La Visite at the Théâtre du Rond-Point, and in 2019 she created the TV series Mythomaniac for Arte, available on Netflix.
Chanel Jewelry And Watches by Fabienne Reybaud: Eternally inspired and visionary, just like Mademoiselle Chanel’s one and only “Bijoux de Diamants” High Jewelry collection, the Chanel Jewelry Creation Studio expresses the unique spirit that characterizes Chanel’s High Jewelry, from 1932 to today. Similarly, the Chanel Watchmaking Creation Studio, in more than thirty years only into the watchmaking adventure, it will have touched on every métier contributing to the art of Haute Horlogerie. Watches conceived as objects of pleasure, without any concession to the technical and artisanal expertise required to create precious objects. Watches ready to withstand the test of time.
Since 1989, Fabienne Reybaud has specialized in the luxury field, especially fine jewelry and watches. She has written for the most prestigious names in the French press, and she has authored several books, including 100 Montres de légende, with Frédéric Ramade (Solar, 1999); Watches: The Ultimate Guide (Assouline, 2006, 2010); Casa Lopez: Un art de vivre, with Pierre Sauvage (Flammarion, 2018); and Rolex: The Impossible Collection (Assouline, 2018).
Chanel Fragrance And Beauty by Marion Vignal: With the creation of her revolutionary N°5 in 1921, then the launch of her first makeup line in 1924, and soon-after the release of her skincare products in 1927 – Gabrielle Chanel has always been ahead of her time. Faithful to this unique heritage, Chanel’s fragrances, skincare and makeup lines have always exemplified excellence in creativity, research and technique. Simple and effective, while always remaining elegant, these beauty products are true expressions of the holistic vision of the house of Chanel.
Marion Vignal is an author, journalist and exhibition curator. Founder of Ida M. artistic and editorial consulting studio, Vignal writes regularly for M Le Mag (weekly magazine of Le Monde newspaper) and Vanity Fair. She has also authored several books, including Charles Zana: Intérieurs (Rizzoli, 2018); Les 101 Mots du design à l’usage de tous, with Cédric Morisset (Archibooks, 2010); and Femmes designers, un siècle de créations (Aubanel, 2009).
Chanel 3-Book Slipcase (New Edition) by Publisher Assouline
Texts by Anne Berest, Fabienne Reybaud, and Marion Vignal
240 pages total, about 180 illustrations total
3 jacketed hardcover volumes in a luxury slipcase | $75
Also available in French and Russian
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