By Sarah Casselman
Date February 21, 2017
Ever since Karl Lagerfeld unveiled Chanel’s latest must-have—the Gabrielle bag—during the house’s spring 2017 ready-to-wear show in Paris last October, we’ve been dreaming of strolling rue Cambon wearing this ultra-chic innovative convertible strap accessory.
The Gabrielle bag campaign officially launches on April 3rd (mark your calendars!) and will feature
. Stay tuned for more exclusive sneak peeks in the coming weeks.
Today, the French luxury house has released an exclusive new Inside Chanel video about the French label’s founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Known for her timeless designs, like the LBD, and her revolutionary sartorial ideas (costume jewellery and menswear-inspired tailoring, just to name a few) that changed womenswear forever, the late designer was an eternal rebel who believed in following her intuition and encouraged women to do the same. “I decided who I wanted to be, and that is who I am,” she famously once said.
Gabrielle, the iconic designer’s first name, is the inspiration behind a series of four films launching this year, around the themes of rebellion, freedom, passion and allure. These values remain positive messages for women around the world today: to be free of established rules, to be yourself, to dare to choose your own life. Something tells us, if Mlle Chanel were alive today, she would have been front and centre—tweed suit and all—at the recent #WomensMarchGlobal in Washington.
The short video includes a rare glimpse into the mind of Gabrielle Chanel—trust us, you will be taking notes. Here are a few of our favourites, soon to be written on sticky notes around our cubicles: “Choose your destiny even if you have to reinvent your path”; “Be what will happen next”; “Desire to look like nobody else.”
Check out the Inside Chanel video below—consider it your Tuesday #inspo to go out and be your best (and chicest) you.