Chanel: The “Gabrielle” Bag
In February 1955 when Gabrielle Chanel created a handbag that freed up women’s movements, a bag with lines as beautiful as they were functional, she revolutionised the world of fashion and accessories. For more than 30 years Karl Lagerfeld has been continuing this tradition and enriching the legacy. Today he launches a new bag, CHANEL's GABRIELLE bag.
Introduced during the Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear runway show, this bag draws from the futuristic spirit of the collection with a mischievous wink to Gabrielle Chanel. Indeed, the designer was inspired by the shape of augmented reality glasses, and also by the binocular cases gentlemen would wear over the shoulder at the racecourse. We know menswear gave Gabrielle Chanel the idea to design, among so many other things, bags that were both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
This combining of beauty with practicality, of strength with elegance that characterizes the CHANEL handbags, is perfectly embodied by CHANEL's GABRIELLE bag.
Crafted from aged calfskin with a quilted body and a smooth base, in black or white unicolours or bicolours (black/white, navy/black, beige/black), CHANEL's GABRIELLE bag comes as a hobo version, itself available in three formats, a backpack, a large shopper and a supple purse contained in a rigid half-case.
This purse exists in numerous versions: in addition to the leather version there’s black python and also vibrant shades of yellow, pink, red, blue and aqua. The lining is a garnet-hued cloth, the ultimate reference to the first-ever bags created by Gabrielle Chanel.
With CHANEL's GABRIELLE bag, Karl Lagerfeld renews the distinctive codes of the brand and perpetuates the history of a House: a beautiful tribute to its founder who always put comfort and women’s freedom at the heart of all her creations.
After revealing images of the advertising campaign for CHANEL's GABRIELLE bag photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, the House unveils four short films, with Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, Caroline de Maigret and Pharrell Williams, in which the magical and mysterious aura of Gabrielle Chanel is present.
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