How Chanel Went Shit
How one of fashion’s greatest houses lost its way and sold its soul — out now in The Spectator
“Chanel has long been a name synonymous with luxury, with fashion, with style, with chic. The knitted woollen blazer. The 2.55 handbag. The Little Black Dress. The interlocking C (I want a tattoo of it). Chanel is iconic. No other house has a bigger couture budget, and you can see it in their sets.
But — these days — not in the clothes. Or their bags. Or really anything they currently sell. It’s all pretty bad.”
Sorry for the silence on my end - it’s been a bit of a wild start to the year, and though I’ve been writing quite a lot, not much of it has actually made it to print. However: there is more, great work coming down the pike (including out next week) and I should have more news soon.
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