For several years now, the House of CHANEL has been developing digital projects in the same spirit that has always animated it: combining innovation and technology with aesthetics and passion. In 2017 CHANEL launched its podcast, the 3.55.
Imagined as an intimate conversation, this previously unseen format favours sound over image and opens new doors onto the world of CHANEL.
New episodes regularly see the light of day, recorded in spaces that are representative of the House, such as Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment or the Métiers d’art ateliers but also during events including the CHANEL runway shows, the travelling exhibition Mademoiselle Privé, the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères and the Cannes Film Festival. Each time, it is an invitation to discover a personality from the worlds of fashion and art, to become immersed in their experiences and their observations and to go behind the scenes of creation.
With the 3.55 podcast, CHANEL introduces a new way to communicate and to share: the episodes make up a virtual and highly original library, that can be kept and replayed whenever you like, wherever you like. An audio escapade…
CHANEL Connects - David Adjaye, Anifa Mvuemba & Aric Chen : Designing for a new world
Architect Sir David Adjaye, connects with Anifa Mvuemba, the fashion designer and founder behind women’s clothing line, Hanifa in a conversation led by critic and curator Aric Chen. They talk about the innovation that can spring from plans gone awry, the creative explosion that could occur through the building of a more just world, and reimagining museums for the continent of Africa.
Les Rendez-vous littéraires rue Cambon - Portrait de Lou Andreas-Salomé par Charlotte Casiraghi et Sarah Chiche
Revivez la première édition des « Rendez-vous littéraires rue Cambon », au cours de laquelle Charlotte Casiraghi (Charlotte Casiraghi), ambassadrice et porte-parole de la Maison, et l’écrivaine française Sarah Chiche (Sarah Chiche) dressent le portrait de Lou Andreas-Salomé (Lou Andreas-Salomé) au travers de son oeuvre, accompagnées de l’historienne de la littérature Fanny Arama.
CHANEL Connects - Garrett Bradley, Eliza Hittman & Rajendra Roy : The Lure of the Risky Choice
Garrett Bradley’s documentary “Time” and Eliza Hittman’s drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” both debuted in 2020 to huge critical acclaim. The two innovative directors connect in a conversation led by Rajendra Roy, the Chief Film Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. They talk about their drive to tell political stories in innovative ways, how everyday women navigate systems stacked against them, and much more.
CHANEL Connects - Keira Knightley, Lulu Wang & Diane Solway: The New Heroines
Keira Knightley and filmmaker Lulu Wang connect in a conversation led by writer Diane Solway. They talk about growing up on screwball comedies, the need for strong women on both sides of the camera, and much more.
CHANEL Connects - Akram Khan, Tamara Rojo & James Whiteside : Can Dancers Social Distance?
Choreographer Akram Khan connects with Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet and a lead principal dancer. The conversation was led by James Whiteside, principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. They talk about pushing the boundaries of dance through unexpected collaborations, and much more.
CHANEL Connects - Amanda Harlech, Andrew Bolton & Tim Blanks: Fashion’s Untold Stories
Amanda Harlech, creative consultant, writer, and long-time collaborator of Karl Lagerfeld, connects with Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. The conversation was led by Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large at The Business of Fashion. They talk about unearthing forgotten stories, perspectives from fashion history, and much more.