There’s nothing we love more than a Chanel party. Maybe it’s the allure of Karl Lagerfeld that draws in our favourite glamazons, or maybe it’s the delicate whiff of Chanel No.5, that famous scent immortalized by a string of beautiful faces, including Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman and, of course, Marilyn Monroe.
Well, whatever it is, we can now we can add Gisele Bundchen to that list, as she joins the long line of Chanel muses and gets to make her own short film to boot. Yep, the fashion powerhouse has long been recruiting cinematic legends to direct No.5 films, including the likes of Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese and Moulin Rouge maestro, Baz Luhrmann. Remember
advert starring Nicole Kidman and Karl from Love Actually? That was Mr. Luhrmann, too, and now he’s back directing the Brazilian super babe that is Gisele.
While the video isn’t premiered until tomorrow, we can all enjoy the cheeky teaser below AND the plethora of irresistible outfits from the Best Dinner Party Of All Time (as we’ve dubbed it)- all Chanel, obv- that Karl’s crew wore. Karlie Kloss opted for a simple monochrome dress and white tailored cover-up, Julia Restoin Roitfeld looked a-mazing in a white frock accessorized with a perfume clutch (very on theme), Lily Allen rocked multi-coloured boucle, and Anna Wintour gave us some serious coat envy. And of course, the lady of the hour was shimmering in an AW14 Couture creation, dancing around the giant No.5 sign.
But we’ve decided- and we’ve deliberated for some time- that our Best Dressed award would have to go to Poppy Delevingne in her Resort 2015, tiered, chiffon gown paired with a classic clutch. Dreamy.
And if that’s not enough to brighten up a dreary afternoon, then perhaps the news that Chanel finally has an Instagram presence will do the trick. Yep, the first posts went up yesterday and are all snaps of the dinner, showing Ms. Wintour sandwiched between KL and Baz Luhrmann, and Harley Viera-Newton with a handbag on her head. It’ll make you feel like you were right there with them…
By Hannah Banks-Walker