The Chanel Company

Discussion in 'Designers and Collections' started by Erzébeth, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Erzébeth

    Erzébeth New Member

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    just wondering, what happened to it after mlle. chanel's death? who inherited it, and how did it come into the hands of german people (alain wertheimer) B)
     
  2. kit

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    The Werthhemers are actually a French family ( Jewish ? Northern French / German border - eg Alsace-Lorraine ??? etc etc ) .

    They are the sole owners and hold the rights of the perfumes OUTRIGHT , and were the backers of Coco Chanel since her beginning as a designer .

    They have INORDINATE faith in the talents of the infamous KARL LAGERFELD , who they tempted away from the CHLOE company in the early 80's .

    They also own many couture sbsidiary companies , who make shoes ( Mossimo ? ) , buttons , embroidery ateliers , etc etc .

    I did read that during the last economic recession , a possible link was discussed with the house of HERMES , which is practically completely owned by the DAUMAS family , although there are SOME japanese holders of the stock .

    Chanel is actually VERY profitable , due to the perfume revenue , and they have launched new concept stores to attract a younger clientele ( less ' ladylike ' - 30s to 60s Chanel suit buyers - to bring in the ' funky ' youth set - albeit utterly loaded ) , and jewellery stores to rival those of LVMH.

    I DO feel the self indulgent launch of Chanel ' menswear ' is something of a mistake on the part of Kaiser Karl , under the influence of his obsession with Hedi Slimane's success with HIS men's DIOR HOMME collection with the ladies , but that's love or infatuation for you !!!!! :yuk:

    I know that Sean will disagree with me on this , but surely the men's Lagerfeld Gallery collection is the place for Karla's menswear ? ;)

    But I digress . :blush:

    Hope your original question has been answered here . B)

    KIT
     
  3. maarit

    maarit paint it black

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    Just adding this little tidbit from http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio...chanel_coco.htm

     
  4. maarit

    maarit paint it black

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    Some more http://www.forbes.com/finance/lists/10/200...datatype=Person

     
  5. Erzébeth

    Erzébeth New Member

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    thanks kit and maarit :flower: , i had no idea the wertheimers were there from the start :blush:
     
  6. kit

    kit New Member

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    PS

    HERMES also owns the Jean Paul Gaultier house , which is why they got their money's worth in having him design the women's collection for HERMES . ( to greater or lesser success than Martin Margiela , accordig to the many fashion pundits ) .

    CHANEL recently sold TANNER KROLLER and this UK company has recently been relaunched with some exciting NEW handbags etc .

    KIT
     
  7. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i actually did not know that...thanks guys...

    good question... :flower:
     

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