After being helmed by the German designer for 35 years, the luxury label has opted for continuity with Virginie Viard, who will need to adapt to a market with an increasingly voracious appetite for novelty.
The extended house of Chanel; a noted chef; a ballet principal and the national football team`s World Cup winning coach, on Tuesday were each awarded one of France´s most prestigious prizes – Le Rayonnement Français.
The General Assembly of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) – French fashion’s governing body – on Thursday re-elected Ralph Toledano as President of the Federation for an extended four-year term.
Chanel staged a ravishing couture show in the Grand Palais on Tuesday morning, the giant space reimagined as the banks of the Seine, with bouquinistes' stands, lampposts and a backdrop of the Institut de France.
Chanel has taken a minority stake in UK online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.