It's too bad Pop Magazine's newest video wasn't released in 2012. The new short, entitled "Chanel Pink Beach," surely would have topped our list of the trippiest fashion videos of the year.
The video, which was created by artist and rapper Helen Benigson, features still shots of model Tallulah Harlech wearing Chanel's Spring 2013 collection. But instead of simply presenting the video as a lookbook, Benigson mixed together a barrage of visual elements that might send viewers into an altered state of mind. Benigson superimposed the pictures of Harlech over video of unnamed people frolicking on the beach with their children, and washed all of the visuals in a neon pink light. If those elements weren't disparate enough, the entire video is set to a scintillating set of lyrics spoken over Galt MacDermot's "And He Will Not Come Again."
The mind wonders if anyone in fashion will be able to top this before the year ends. A look at the video below.
>> Why Was Pamela Love at the Topshop Show? — Pamela Love debuts her blackly beautiful jewelry line to British press tonight with a party at Browns department store in Mayfair that's cohosted by Style.com scribe Maya Singer. But the jewelry designer was spotted Saturday sitting second row at Topshop, just behind Tallulah Harlech and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. Since the show was packed — an editor from Italian Vogue was spotted sitting on the floor because the rows were so crammed — how and why did Love procure a seat? London fashion insiders are already speculating: "It's because she's in talks for a Topshop accessories line. Her name gets thrown around by their designers all the time." Meanwhile, Sir Phillip Green missed the show completely because of timing: it occurred on Yom Kippur.
>> Despite a scathing review in The New York Times yesterday, the" black hole of bad art and superficial temptations," otherwise known as the Chanel Mobile Art exhibition, brought out the well-heeled last night. Editors were in full force — Carine Roitfeld and Franca Sozzani swarmed Karl Lagerfeld upon his arrival, Glenda Bailey and Amy Astley made early cameos — but there was no Anna Wintour in sight . . . nor Bee Shaffer for that matter. Strange, considering how close they are with Karl — Bee was at the Versace-hosted Whitney gala the night before, but no Anna there either. But speaking of missing persons — Catherine McNeil and Freja Beha Erichsen fans will be happy to know that after their well-documented disappearances during Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, they've popped up again — together, no less.
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The Chanel Contemporary Art Container by Zaha Hadid at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park may have opened yesterday to the public but the party was Tuesday night as style conscious New Yorkers turned out in droves to pay homage to Karl Lagerfeld's latest extravagance despite the blustery weather. We have photos of the interior as well as a few socialite and fashionista photos by Astrid Stawiarz and Andrew H. Walker