Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Look Back at Chanel

*UPDATED to add the FW0506 ready to wear show. Thank you to the person who left the anonymous comment!!*

I woke up this morning to some incredible campaign news. Check out this excerpt from WWD via *Bianca* at tFS:
FEDERAL EXCESS: Karl Lagerfeld is getting in touch with his rural side. The designer just returned to Paris from Vermont, where he shot Chanel’s fall-winter campaign with models Heidi Mount and Freja Beha Erichsen. "It was very cold, the sky was blue and the light was stunning. And the people are so nice," Lagerfeld Said. Monday night at the opening of the “Court Pomp & Royal Ceremony” exhibition at Versailles. The backdrops for the shoot included a big wooden barn. “I’ve never seen such a beautiful barn in my life,” he enthused. Meanwhile, Lagerfeld marveled at the magnificent embroideries on display at Versailles from royal wardrobes from Germany, Austria, Russia, Sweden and Denmark. He noted they were all realized in France. “And it was not like shipping today. There was no DHL,” he said.
This upcoming FW0910 campaign will mark Freja's third time as a Chanel campaign girl. The first two times were solo spots, but this time out she'll be posing along side Heidi in a multi-girl campaign, which is a change for Chanel. I think Freja and Heidi have great chemistry together and they seem to be good friends off the catwalk. Their looks also compliment and enhance each other. They have a sort of yin-yang, light-dark thing going on, so it will be exciting to see how Karl incorporates that into the shoot considering that the Chanel collection was primarily black and white.

Anyway, in honor of this great news I thought now would be the perfect time to take a look back at Freja's runway career for Chanel. Be is long! Her Chanel campaign career will come in a later post.

Fall/Winter 2005/2006 Ready to Wear

Fall/Winter 2005 Haute Couture

Spring/Summer 2006 Ready to Wear

Spring/Summer 2006 Haute Couture
Freja does not walk.

Fall/Winter 2006/2007 Ready to Wear

Spring/Summer 2007 Resort

Fall/Winter 2006 Haute Couture

Spring/Summer 2007 Ready to Wear

Spring/Summer 2007 Haute Couture (Freja closed as the Chanel bride)

Fall/Winter 2007/2008 Ready to Wear (Freja opened)

Things get spotty here when Freja does not walk the following shows:
Spring/Summer 2008 Resort
Fall/Winter 2007 Haute Couture
Spring/Summer 2008 Ready to Wear

Pre Fall/Winter 2008/2009 Paris-Londres
(Freja closed)

Spring/Summer 2008 Haute Couture
Freja does not walk

Fall/Winter 2008/2009 Ready to Wear

Again, she does not walk the following shows:
Spring/Summer 2009 Resort
Fall/Winter 2008 Haute Couture
Spring/Summer 2009 Ready to Wear
Pre Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Paris-Moscou

But she comes back with a bang!
Spring/Summer 2009 Haute Couture (Freja opened and closed as the Chanel bride)

Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Ready to Wear

What an amazing career partnership! Don't you love seeing the evolution of the clothes and of Freja? And with Karl's Chanel resort show coming up in Venice, I hope I can add one more to this list.

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Anonymous said...

great collection of her Chanel evolution, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I think she also walked the FW05 show. I've seen a picture somewhere.

Anonymous said...

my fav would have to be the spring summer 2007 resort. her hair is AMAZING and her legs sooo LONG!

thanks for posting!