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CHANEL Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Haute Couture - Should Karl Lagerfeld ever find a moment to tear himself away from his books and his drawing pads and happen to look out the windows of the sleek spaceship apartment that serves as home for him and his beloved cat, Choupette, he would see a magnificent view of the Seine and the green-painted wooden stands of the boquinistes plying their trade of old books, prints, and magazines, as they have for centuries in this powerfully evocative place.

For the Chanel Fall haute couture show, Lagerfeld evoked that view—with its wide sidewalks and low stone walls framing the magnificent Institut de France, built by Louis le Vau for Cardinal Mazarin in the 1660s (and where the Academie Française is housed)—and sent out a collection whose steely coloring and focus was an homage to the city that he has known since the 1950s.

“I came to live here when I was 18,” Lagerfeld remembered during a fitting on the eve of the show, recalling a city still suffering from postwar neglect, with “dirty streets” and dark, unrestored buildings. “People said to my parents, ‘But he can get lost,’” he added. “My mother knew better: I had a strong survivor instinct!” Despite the city’s drear, survivor Karl fell in love with it—and the affair has proved enduring.

The collection’s tweeds, failles, and chiffons evoked the nuances of the city’s greige stone facades beneath smoldering gray skies, lit by astonishing embroideries that sparkled like the lights of the bateaux mouches on the Seine, and showcased the nonpareil workmanship of the great fashion fournisseurs that Chanel has acquired to ensure its flourishing survival. “High fashion is about Paris, huh?” queried Lagerfeld, and certainly no one makes clothes like the Chanel couture atelier.

This season, he has built everything around what he calls the “high profile”—long skirts that unzip to the thigh to reveal provocative miniskirts beneath. “You can wear it zipped down when you visit your banker, no?” said the designer during a preview, “and zipped up when you see your lover after!” The narrow sleeves unzip to the perfectly defined shoulder, too, revealing silk and chiffon linings quilted by hand to resemble the signature Chanel purse—a refinement that only the wearer would appreciate.

And the refinements don’t stop there: Those unzipped skirts reveal a crusting of embroidery on the miniskirt beneath. The same silver foil that heats a weary marathon runner was plaited and woven and plumped with air to create a light-as-thistledown ball-gown skirt, worn with a black velvet sweater licked with glossy black plumes. A black velvet coat swung in movement to reveal that its lining is discreetly but entirely encrusted with hand-beaded pink pansy blooms. Perfect chiffon pleats, meanwhile, were trapped over the hips and broke out into fullness below.

Hairstylist Sam McKnight gave Chanel’s Parisian gamines rockabilly forelocks, and the young Coco Chanel herself would have recognized the elegant curving heel of the ankle boots worn with every single look and often embroidered or embellished to match.

Lagerfeld’s bride beautifully embodied by Adut Akech brought up the rear of this Amazon army, wearing pale verdigris tweed. During the fitting its opal gleam seemed a beautiful but unconventional choice for a bride, but as Akech strode out along the runway’s broad “sidewalk” and the brilliant sunlight streaming through the glass dome of the Grand Palais hit the volutes of Lesage embroidery on her jacket, the color—the same as the sturdy but fragile-looking steel filaments that support the building’s glazed roof, as well as the sunlit variants on the boquinistes’ stands seemed inevitable.

As designers this season struggle to define what the haute couture means for them in 2018—sober classicism à la the Duchess of Sussex, for instance, or a fireworks display of craft and technique—Karl Lagerfeld stands alone. He doesn’t need to send out his girls hobbled by acres of train gathering runway fluff and dust to make a “couture” statement; instead, the brilliant premiers of the Chanel tailoring department carve the shoulders of their second-skin jackets just so, while the flou (or soft dressmaking) ateliers layer 40 meters of chiffon in angelic white or stormy gray at just the right bias to create unencumbering skirts that swirl in movement like clouds scudding across a Parisian sky, creating pure couture magic that sets the bar for perfection very high indeed.

Explore my Instagram-story direct from the CHANEL haute couture presentation >> https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkw1cBUFG3q/ - enjoy!

With Love from Paris, Andréa

#CHANELHauteCouture #CHANELHighProfile #CHANELCouture #CocoChanel #CHANEL #ParisHauteCouture #CHANELHC18 #CHANELFW18 #ParisCoutureWeek #PFW18 #ANDREAJANKELive
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Just before Paris Fashion Week kicks-off with D-day on Monday, I'd like to introduce you some more insights of Handbag Couture by ANDREA JANKE | The Luxury Brand - Exclusive Attaché Bag in finest Végé calf leather refined with plucked and sheared Saga mink. Enjoy Handbag Couture by ANDREA JANKE | The Luxury Brand - Exclusive handbags and small leathergoods, delivery worldwide from Germany, enveloped in fine dust bag covers, packed in exclusive ‚Andrea Janke‘-labeled cardboard boxes. For more informations on this style and the collection visit our website http://www.andreajanke-finestaccessories.com / Email to andrea.janke@andreajanke.de & follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aj_finestaccessories/ - enjoy! With Love, Andréa

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Those Heels! Prince Harry and Meghan attending the 100 Days of Peace Concert September 6, 2018 at Central Hall, Westminster. At the event, hosted to commemorate the end of the First World War, the Duchess showed off her signature style in the classy Jason Wu frock paired with matching dark blue pumps. She accessorized the monochromatic look with a small black clutch and loose, bouncy curls. Swipe for more on my new Instagram HRHDuke_DuchessOfSussex >>> https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn8l1UWHATm/ dedicated to The HRH Duke & Duchess of Sussex - enjoy!

Stay-tuned for October 2nd, 10:30 AM, when the House of CHANEL presents their Spring/Summer 2018 RTW collection, my live-stream direct from the show on https://www.instagram.com/andreajankeofficial/ - With Love, Andrea

#HRHDukeDuchessOfSussex #MeghanMarkle #DuchessOfSussex #CHANELSpringSummer #CHANELSS19 #Chanel #ParisFashionWeek #PFW19 #ANDREAJANKELive
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Flashback - 'Best-Off' video from the Haute Couture / High Jewelllery event, when Mahi Degenring Couture x CHOPARD High Jewellery couture show in 2017 in Cologne, - a collaboration for nowadays the 3rd year in a row between the two Maisons. #MahiDegenringCouturexCHOPARD #CHOPARDxMahiDegenring Mahi Degenring presented 72 couture looks which where adorned with more than 200 High Jewellery pieces, many of them direct from the 70th Cannes Film Festival, Red Carpet Collection.

With Love, Andréa

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Some more beautiful sequences from MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE X CHOPARD High Jewellery, we'd totally loved these floor-length handpainted silk gowns by Mahi Degenring. For the 'Best-Off' from the show visit bit.ly/MDegenringxCHOPARD2018 or visit www.degenring-couture.de to discover the Fall/Winter 2018/19 couture collection.

MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE x CHOPARD Haute Joaillerie - For the 3rd year in a row 'MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE meets CHOPARD High Jewellery' #MahiDegenringCouturexCHOPARD #CHOPARDxMahiDegenring #CouturexCHOPARD - Fashion Show Event June 13th, 2018 in Cologne, Excelsior Hotel Ernst. The House of MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, the German couture brand since 30 years 'Couture Made In Germany' - ‚Artisanal Craftsmanship’. Mahi‘s couture collection is all handmade 'made-to-mesure’ by her selected team of more than 30 employées in her ateliers - ‚Le savoir-faire exceptionnel des petits mains.‘ Contact: MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, Brückenstr. 17, D - 50667 Köln Fon +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 1 Fax +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 3 E-Mail: info@degenring-couture.de Website: http://www.degenring-couture.de & Twitter https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

Enjoy my Instagram-teaser >> https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqQyEbl6kh/ direct from the show!

With Love, Andréa

For appointments please contact to Mahi‘s Couture Boutique in Köln, Brückenstr. 17, +49 (0)221 25 75 66 1 or email to info@degenring-couture.de, http://www.degenring-couture.de & follow Mahi on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

#MahiDegenringCouture by #MahiDegenring #CHOPARDHauteJoaillerie #ChopardDiamonds #MahiDegenringCoutureCologne #MahiDegenringCoutureKöln #MahiDegenringCologne #MahiDegenringKöln #DegenringFW18 #CoutureMadeInGermany #Couture #Fashion #ANDREAJANKELive #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek
#Chopard #ChopardSavoirFaire #ChopardHighJewellery #RedCarpetCollection #GreenCarpetCollection #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek #PFW18 #ANDREAJANKELive
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Some more beautiful insights from the German Couture house - 'Knitwear Savoir-Faire by MDC - The House of MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE presents a wonderful 'made-to-mesure' knitwear collection in finest Merino wool, Cashmere handpainted impressionism-inspired by Couture Artist Tatjana Himitsch, a creative collaboration since moreover 10 years. These 'Métiers d'Art' masterpieces comes to life in Mahi's knitwear factory 'Homburger Papiermühle', where her crew of more than 30 employées works in different sections like the Parisian couture houses do: Section ‚Flou’, section ‚Tailleur’, section ‚Tricotage’ a. o. The stunning working space of more than 1.000 sqm inside, an old factory building located near Cologne.

The House of MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, the German couture brand since 30 years 'Couture Made In Germany' - ‚Artisanal Craftsmanship’. Mahi‘s couture collection is all handmade 'made-to-mesure’ by her selected team of more than 30 employées in her ateliers - ‚Le savoir-faire exceptionnel des petits mains.‘ Contact: MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, Brückenstr. 17, D - 50667 Köln Fon +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 1 Fax +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 3 E-Mail: info@degenring-couture.de Website: http://www.degenring-couture.de & Twitter https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

Enjoy my Instagram-teaser >> https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqQyEbl6kh/ direct from the show!

With Love, Andréa

For appointments please contact to Mahi‘s Couture Boutique in Köln, Brückenstr. 17, +49 (0)221 25 75 66 1 or email to info@degenring-couture.de, http://www.degenring-couture.de & follow Mahi on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

#MahiDegenringCouture by #MahiDegenring #MahiDegenringCoutureCologne #MahiDegenringCoutureKöln #MahiDegenringCologne #MahiDegenringKöln #DegenringFW18 #CoutureMadeInGermany #Couture #Fashion #ANDREAJANKELive #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek
#ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek #PFW18 #ANDREAJANKELive
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„For a silhouette on the move“, entitled the House of CHANEL this stunning teaser. CHANEL Fall/Winter 2018/19 RTW by Karl Lagerfeld - It was deep in an autumn forest that guests discovered the house‘s latest ready-to-wear Collection. The 81 looks were presented russet, orange, moss, pine green and bark brown hues, expressing nature‘s rich palette without forgetting CHANEL‘s signature black and white. From foliage prints to branch-like braids and ornamental buttons intricately carved with leaves, poetic notes weaved their way through a collection of meticulous silhouettes that allied refinement with comfort.

Watch more on my Instagram & save-the-date October 2nd, 10:30 AM for my live-stream direct from the CHANEL SS '18 RTW show on https://www.instagram.com/andreajankeofficial/ - enjoy! With Love, Andréa

#CHANEL #ChanelFallWinter #CocoChanel #KarlLagerfeld #GabrielleChanel #ChanelFW18 #Paris #AndreaJankeOfficial #PFW #PFW18 #ParisFashionWeek #Fashion #ChanelAddict #FashionAddict #CHANELbyAJ #ANDREAJANKELive
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Just before Paris Fashion Week kicks-off, CHANEL will presenting their Spring/Summer 2019 RTW show on October 2nd, 10:30 AM, here another introduction to MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE www.degenring-couture.de - the new collection is in store!

The House of MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, the German couture brand since 30 years 'Couture Made In Germany' - ‚Artisanal Craftsmanship’. Mahi‘s couture collection is all handmade 'made-to-mesure’ by her selected team of more than 30 employées in her ateliers - ‚Le savoir-faire exceptionnel des petits mains.‘ Contact: MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, Brückenstr. 17, D - 50667 Köln Fon +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 1 Fax +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 3 E-Mail: info@degenring-couture.de Website: http://www.degenring-couture.de & Twitter https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

Enjoy my Instagram-teaser >> https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqQyEbl6kh/ direct from the show!

With Love, Andréa

For appointments please contact to Mahi‘s Couture Boutique in Köln, Brückenstr. 17, +49 (0)221 25 75 66 1 or email to info@degenring-couture.de, http://www.degenring-couture.de & follow Mahi on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

#MahiDegenringCouture by #MahiDegenring #MahiDegenringCoutureCologne #MahiDegenringCoutureKöln #MahiDegenringCologne #MahiDegenringKöln #DegenringFW18 #CoutureMadeInGermany #Couture #Fashion #ANDREAJANKELive #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek
#ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek #PFW18 #ANDREAJANKELive
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Take a sneak peek to MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE on Twitter & follow the house's couture stories! We'd like to introduce you another exclusive couture brand - MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE - #MahiDegenringCouturexCHOPARD #ChopardDiamonds #CouturexCHOPARD After-show from left to the right Mahi Degenring Couture, top model Petra van Bremen, and CHOPARD Cologne, Manager Andrea Grun - Watch the teaser https://www.instagram.com/p/BnQwX-mFUFW/ & the 'Best-Off' direct from the high-carat Haute Couture / High Jewellery show bit.ly/MDegenringxCHOPARD2018 - enjoy!

With Love, Andréa

For appointments please contact to Mahi‘s Couture Boutique in Köln, Brückenstr. 17, +49 (0)221 25 75 66 1 or email to info@degenring-couture.de, http://www.degenring-couture.de & follow Mahi on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

#MahiDegenringCouture by #MahiDegenring #MahiDegenringCoutureCologne #MahiDegenringCoutureKöln #MahiDegenringCologne #MahiDegenringKöln #DegenringFW18 #CoutureMadeInGermany #Couture #Fashion #ANDREAJANKELive #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek
#Chopard #ChopardSavoirFaire #ChopardHighJewellery #RedCarpetCollection #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek #PFW18 #ANDREAJANKELive
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MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE x CHOPARD High Jewellery - Get an excluisve glimpse with interviews of Mahi Degenring & Chopard Manager Andrea Grun. Just before Paris Week kicks-off, CHANEL will presenting their Spring/Summer 2019 RTW show on October 2nd, 10:30 AM, here a little flashback to MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE x CHOPARD Haute Joaillerie - For the 3rd year in a row 'MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE meets CHOPARD High Jewellery' #MahiDegenringCouturexCHOPARD #CHOPARDxMahiDegenring #CouturexCHOPARD - Fashion Show Event June 13th, 2018 in Cologne, Excelsior Hotel Ernst. The House of MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, the German couture brand since 30 years 'Couture Made In Germany' - ‚Artisanal Craftsmanship’. Mahi‘s couture collection is all handmade 'made-to-mesure’ by her selected team of more than 30 employées in her ateliers - ‚Le savoir-faire exceptionnel des petits mains.‘ Contact: MAHI DEGENRING COUTURE, Brückenstr. 17, D - 50667 Köln Fon +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 1 Fax +49 (0)221 / 25 75 66 3 E-Mail: info@degenring-couture.de Website: http://www.degenring-couture.de & Twitter https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

Enjoy my Instagram-teaser >> https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqQyEbl6kh/ direct from the show!

With Love, Andréa

For appointments please contact to Mahi‘s Couture Boutique in Köln, Brückenstr. 17, +49 (0)221 25 75 66 1 or email to info@degenring-couture.de, http://www.degenring-couture.de & follow Mahi on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MDegenring - enjoy!

#MahiDegenringCouture by #MahiDegenring #CHOPARDHauteJoaillerie #ChopardDiamonds #MahiDegenringCoutureCologne #MahiDegenringCoutureKöln #MahiDegenringCologne #MahiDegenringKöln #DegenringFW18 #CoutureMadeInGermany #Couture #Fashion #ANDREAJANKELive #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek
#Chopard #ChopardSavoirFaire #ChopardHighJewellery #RedCarpetCollection #GreenCarpetCollection #ParisHauteCouture #ParisCoutureWeek #PFW18 #ANDREAJANKELive
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