Chanel fans, listen up! There’s a brand new bag on the scene. Karl Lagerfeld’s latest creation, the Girl Chanel handbag has just been unveiled. As if that isn’t enough, Karl’s got together three of his favourite ladies, Kristen Stewart, Alice Dellal and Vanessa Paradis for a brand new campaign called '3 Girls 3 Bags' to show off three of Chanel’s finest creations. It's pretty dreamy.
Kristen Stewart and Chanel have teamed up again. This time, the actress is the face of Chanel’s classic 11.12 handbag (the one with the iconic double c gold fastening). Aged 23, Kristen worked with Karl Lagerfeld in the Metiers d’art Paris-Dallas 2013/2014 collection campaign. “It always felt like a privilege to wear Chanel and to be around Karl who is an artist that, for me, constantly inspires” she said. The new campaign sees Kristen sporting a modern look with a white tee under a silk crepe suit and carrying the 11.12 handbag (of course) in lambskin with herringbone quilting. “For me the iconic handbag is just like the House of Chanel, fundamental and modern” she said. We couldn't agree more Kristen.
The girl who embodied the Boy Chanel bag from it's launch, Alice Dellal is back too. A huge fan of Alice, Karl Lagerfeld said, “Alice has style in the extreme. She’s a stylish punk”. Now, the new shoot sees Alice rocking the androgynous look, styling a large suede shirt with the Boy Chanel bag in denim patchwork.
“Before I was introduced to Chanel’s Boy bag collection in 2012, I was not a bag enthusiast. Since discovering the Boy I have found it a permanent fixture in my wardrobe. The fact that the Boy bag was my first job with Chanel that it was the beginning of a unique journey and special relationship with such an iconic brand gives this particular bag sentimental value. I like to wear the Boy as an across body bag as it is inspired by the cartridge bag-the design for hunters as it should be worn. I like that wearing the Boy that way my hands are free. It’s the only bag I I've felt comfortable wearing with my casual clothes” she said.
Since her first Chanel campaign for Coco in 1991, Vanessa Paradis has become one of Chanel’s most famous faces. Karl explained, “I instantly fell in love with the personality of this little woman who’d started so young and was such a big hit. From her very first appearance she had a character quite unlike anybody else. I am a fan of Vanessa. She has a unique face, the look of a girl and she’s even more beautiful today than ten years ago”.
Vanessa’s campaign photo shows her only wearing pearls and the brand new bag. Really, what more do you need with a bag like that? “I like the fact that it blends in with clothes or against the skin with infinite gentleness” she said.
Wow, and we thought we couldn't be bigger Chanel fans. We stand corrected.