Give your coffee table a dose of Chanel! The legendary French label—which showed its fall 2012 collection in Paris today—is the focus of a new 440-page art book, Culture Chanel, out this month. The tome, carefully curated by art experts Jean-Louis Froment and Françoise Claire Prodhon, provides an inside look at the paintings, sketches, letters, documents, and rare archival photographs that have shaped the iconic fashion empire from its 21 Rue Cambon roots to its surge as a global megabrand loved by celebrities like Diane Kruger, Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston, and more. Of course, like anything else Chanel, it’s an investment, ringing up at $250. Preview the some of the book’s hidden treasures hidden in the gallery, and shop it online at amazon.com or in bookstores now.
— Lauren Tumas