This Is The Year Of Gabrielle

Fashion

September 8, 2017 | BY Dian Pasquinal Kaur

After witnessing two major launches from Chanel this year -- give it up for the Gabrielle bag and very recently, the Gabrielle Chanel perfume -- we come away awed by the spirit of the luxury fashion house.

cocochanel.jpg (original size)"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel (Photo: Chanel)

All good things come in pairs. After the big launch of the Gabrielle bag collection earlier this year, Chanel drops another major chic commodity - the Gabrielle Chanel fragrance.

This is truly the year of Gabrielle, the year to toast to the first lady of fashion -- Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel.

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Chanel's Gabrielle bags are a beautiful tribute to the founder of the maison. (Photos: Chanel)

FASHION FREEDOM

When it was announced that Chanel was introducing a major bag line after over three seasons, fashionable set the world over were thrilled to meet the next big thing after “The Boy”.

The Gabrielle -- consisting of a family of hobos, backpacks, shopping bags and purses -- is high up there on attention-grabbing style, versatility and fun. Inspired by accessories spotted on men at the racecourse, the Gabrielle gives women the freedom to style the bag as they please.

We can definitely see the former convent girl Coco Chanel giving her stamp of approval on this one!

THE SPIRIT OF CHANEL
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This radiant composition by Olivier Polge is based on an imaginary flower. (Photo: Chanel)

Get swept up into the romance and rebel heart of the iconic fashion founder with the Gabrielle Chanel perfume, the luxury house’s first major fragrance in 15 years.

At a glance, the flacon looks noticeably similar to the classic No 5 but upon closer inspection, it appears much sleeker and modern. It took years to create the perfectly square bottle with flawless transparency and brilliance.

A floral foray of orange blossom, ylang-ylang, jasmine and Grasse tuberose, the perfume by Olivier Polge is not overtly feminine but has the right mix of bouquet and musky accord.

This heady scent sure got our pulse racing. All in all, it’s a distilled essence of everything Coco Chanel truly stood for - rebel, desire, conquer, love, dare, create.

Watch the Gabrielle Chanel fragrance film below, starring Kristen Stewart.

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