Chanel has announced that 2017 will be 'the year of Gabrielle,' in which they will celebrate the brand's iconic founder, better known as Coco Chanel. Having a trailblazing effect within the fashion industry and beyond, Gabrielle set her own destiny and had no fear of the obstacles that faced her. Karl Lagerfeld dedicated a bag to the designer in Chanel's Spring 2017 collection, and a fall perfume launch named after her will mark the brand's first pillar fragrance release in fifteen years. Chanel is also launching a series of four videos on the Inside CHANEL website that focuses on the themes of rebellion, freedom, passion and allure, all values that governed the life of Gabrielle and remain pillars for women everywhere today.
"With Gabrielle, women discovered that luxury is what is not apparent, preferring the simplicity of a black dress, the comfort and elegance of a tweed jacket or suit," an excerpt from the first video narrates. "To open the door of Inside CHANEL is to understand more than just a story about fashion, fragrance and high jewelry. It goes beyond to the very heart of the House of Chanel's creative origins, where one discovers a vision of anticipation that became a timeless attitude, and plunge into the life of a rebel who, breaking the codes of her time, has remained an inspiration for women today."
Watch an excerpt from the first video, Gabrielle, A Rebel at Heart, above and the full version on Inside CHANEL here.