NEW YORK — Chanel will unveil its new shop-in-shop concept —with a twist — Monday at Marshall Field’s State Street store in Chicago.
While Chanel is also currently rolling out the new concept to Hecht’s at the Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and Belk’s in Charlotte, N.C.’s Southpark, the Field’s door marks the first shop-in-shop with a window presence, noted Jean Hoehn Zimmerman, executive vice president of sales and marketing, beauté and fragrance, for Chanel.
"Chanel is going for a global look at select U.S. counters, which emulates what Chanel does in Asia and Europe," Hoehn Zimmerman said. "It involves a balance of black and white with patterns and visuals. Hecht’s, Belk’s and Marshall Field’s are the first stores to introduce this Euro-style mega installation, which will also roll out in 2003 to additional doors."
According to Dave Steiner, divisional merchandise manager for cosmetics and fragrances at Marshall Field’s, the new Chanel shop and its concept "enhance Marshall Field’s commitment to provide an unforgettable beauty-shopping experience for our guests."
The semienclosed space is designed for maximum visual impact, he noted. The space features new French components with bold, contrasting black-and-white fixtures that highlight the entire Chanel line. As well, the shop will have a window presence on the exterior wall of Washington Boulevard, with men’s and women’s fragrance outposts to be included in the space.
The shop-in-shop marks the finishing touch for Field’s newly redesigned beauty concept at State Street. The floor, which opened in late September, features off-the-floor consultation areas, a separate fragrance area and a bright selling space, among other attributes.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
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Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast