Christine Chiu has a walk-in closet bigger than most people’s apartments.
The closet is bigger than the average person’s apartment. It’s bigger than the average person’s home. It is larger than some people’s houses and it is significantly larger than most bedrooms you’ve ever seen, including your bedroom.
In that sense, Christine Chiu does not need a walk-in closet; she has one.
Grand Hall of the Palais de L’Elysee
We are standing in the Grand Hall of the Palais de L’Elysee, the official residence of the President of France. The room was originally designed as an apartment for visitors to Louis XV and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. When Napoleon Bonaparte took power in 1799, he moved into this palace and turned it into a more traditional palace with stately rooms and grand halls.
The Grand Hall serves as a setting for official events such as press conferences or receptions; it has hosted five G20 summits since 2008. It is also used for high-level meetings between heads of state (for example when former US President Barack Obama visited France in 2017).
Only a handful of people are present, including Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, who is wearing Louis Vuitton.
There’s no denying that Chanel is one of the most famous brands in the world. It’s also one of the most famous fashion houses in the world.
But it’s not just about fashion: Chanel has an enormous influence on culture as a whole—and its founder Coco Chanel was responsible for some pretty revolutionary ideas about design, aesthetics, and feminine power.
It feels more like an intimate dinner party than one of fashion’s most star-studded events: Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show.
Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show
The show was held at the private home of designer Karl Lagerfeld and set the scene for an intimate dinner party. The guests were dressed casually in jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers; models walked freely about the space under bare light bulbs; there was no curtain call or applause at the end of the show. The venue was small by fashion standards, but it felt more like an intimate dinner party than one of fashion’s most star-studded events.
“I’m so honored to be here with her,” says Chiu, turning to point at Cho as she says this. “She’s the most stylish person I know.”
Chiu has had a long career in the fashion industry as an editor for Vogue and Elle, but she felt something was missing. She wanted to create a space where people could express themselves through their style, so she created Vogue LA. The store stocks products from some of Cho’s favorite brands (like Rebecca Minkoff), hosts events that give back to the community, and gives customers access to clothing that is affordable yet still chic.
It’s Very Surreal that my Daughter Got invited
“It’s very surreal that my daughter got invited,” says Christine Chiu, a designer whose Spring/Summer 2019 collection was featured on Vogue.com. “I’m not sure if I have the words to express how much it means to me.”
Chiu is no stranger to creating beautiful pieces for other people she’s been doing so since 2016 when she started her line with her husband and fellow designer Brian Gabelman. But when it comes to designing for their family members? The couple says they don’t do it often enough.
“We love our kids and we love dressing them up,” explains Chiu in an interview with ELLE. “So we try not to be too precious about it.”
Celine Outfit By Hedi Slimane
She motions to her other daughter standing next to her, Victoria, who is wearing Celine by Hedi Slimane on the front row.
You see Victoria Chiu, the daughter of Christine Chiu, who is in the front row next to her other daughter. She’s wearing a Celine outfit by Hedi Slimane on the top row.
After 10 years in Paris and 10 years working in fashion, I can say that I have seen it all. But this. this was something I had never seen before. It was a show like no other, one that defied all the rules of what a fashion show should be.
What makes a great show? Well, there are plenty of elements: good music; choreography; great models; and an overall sense of fun or drama (or both). But at the end of the day, you need to be able to put your finger on what makes it special. For me, Chanel managed to do just that last night with their Spring/Summer 2019 runway spectacle at Grand Palais du Louvre. I’ve seen it all after ten years in Paris and ten years in the fashion industry. But this was unlike anything I’d ever seen before.
Christine Chiu is a fashion stylist, editor, and blogger. She has worked with Chanel, Vogue, and The New York Times. She has been featured in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Grazia. Chiu was born in Hong Kong but moved to New York City when she was 10 years old. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a degree in economics and political science. She started her career working for The Wall Street Journal before moving on to Conde Nast Publications where she began working as a fashion assistant for Vogue magazine. In the year 2010, Chiu began working as an editorial assistant at The New Yorker magazine where she stayed for three years before leaving to become an editor at Lucky Magazine where she worked for seven years before leaving to become an editor at Harper’s Bazaar magazine where she still works today. New York-based designer Christine Chiu is making a name for herself with her luxury leather goods. Her designs are playful, but also have a touch of nostalgia to them. She has made a name for herself by creating stylish bags that can be worn with any outfit and in any situation. Her clients include Chanel, Michael Kors, and Louis Vuitton.