Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard and Adèle Exarchopoulos were amongst guests at the Révélations event celebrating rising French film talent on Monday.
The Chanel exec on the allure of the brand, the meaning of luxury and turbulent times in Paris.
Chanel has opened a store on a quiet corner in Brompton Cross that aims to appeal to locals, and customers old and new.
Bruno Pavlovsy, Chanel’s president of fashion, accepted the prize at a ceremony during Paris Fashion Week.
Politics loomed large at the event, attended by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and local officials.
The Coco Neige and Coco Beach lines designed by Karl Lagerfeld will be timed to hit select stores with Chanel’s resort and pre-fall lines.
The French fashion house brings its legacy of haute couture, fine jewelry and Chanel No. 5 to South Korea.
The French brand is touting a new handbag model, its first new fragrance pillar in 15 years, along with campaigns about the founder.
Observers cite a multitude of barriers to retail development in a country with poor infrastructure and strangling regulation.