Inside Chanel, is a retrospective website that is dedicated to rediscovering the history of Chanel. Featuring a timeline of Chanel’s development, the site’s latest release is a glamorous short film about Marilyn Monroe’s famous relationship with Chanel N°5. Created to embrace the ritual of femininity, N°5 has been embraced by women the world over and not least because of Monroe’s favouring of the scent. In the wake of the short film, For the First Time, a four minute short that traces the origins of Chanel right up to their recent work with Brad Pitt, Inside Chanel presents Chapter 2, a snapshot of the intimate relationship between two of the most infamous names in the world.
Chanel and Marilyn Monroe
Interview: Shona Illingworth, Lesions in the Landscape
We interview artist Shona Illingworth about her investigations into the effect that the experience of amnesia and broken cultural memory has on individual and collective agency at FACT, Liverpool.
Partners in work and in life, Marquis Montes create enigmatic works that draw on many cultural references. Through dramatic staging and invigorating styling, their work captivates the imagination.