A Spot of Decorating

A few months ago, when we thought we’d be in our house for another couple of years, (not ),I did a spot of decorating, as Paddington would say.

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I came across a folder with the iconic CC’s from my days as magazine publisher/editor/crazy young entrepreneur. Inside was a PR package from the days before the Internet when such things were sent by mail, and photos were hold-in-your-hand, not digital. It was a press release from the Chanel Fall/Winter  1993 collection. And so, after all these years, I decided to frame them and hang them in my atelier (aka my sewing room).

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The photos were taken by Karl Lagerfeld. The text on the back is in French, and no credit is given to the model. It is the beautiful Kristen McMenamy.

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Although there were many wonderful shots to chose from, I picked four of my favourites.

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Inside the glossy black and gold-banded folder

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were also some iconic shots of Coco Chanel,

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the lovely Carole Bouquet for Chanel No. 5,

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candid shots from the Chanel runway,
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and a hand-written note from the then-Director of Public Relations for Chanel.

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It’s a very personal bit of my fashion history.

And isn’t that what style—in dressing or in decorating—is really all about?

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4 Comments

  1. January 30, 2019
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    That is such a precious collection of photos.! I don’t think I’ll ever get over the feeling of holding things in our hands rather than simply over a screen (like books!) I’m still a sucker for film photos too, they have their own charm.

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  2. jodie filogomo
    January 30, 2019
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    What a wonderful treasure to find. It’s fabulous that you’ve saved this and are now hanging them for great memories!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  3. miri
    January 31, 2019
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    WOW! How was it attending the Chanel runway? I fully understand that it must be a cherished memory.
    XO
    Miri
    https://currentlywearing.com

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