Chanel introduced its suncare system in 1987 with the Soleil line, created in Europe. Tanning was still popular in the 1980s, and, in keeping with Coco Chanel’s penchant for a golden tan, Chanel’s focus was on maintaining that golden glow, not so much on sun protection. The highest SPF was 15 in the Haute Protection… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Vintage 80s
Christie Brinkley for Prell Shampoo, 1985
This 1985 Prell shampoo ad featuring one of my favorite models, Christie Brinkley, is pretty awesome. First of all, THAT 80s HAIR! Thick, full and natural-colored; she was in possession of quite the mane. In the ad, Christie gives the credit for her bouncy tresses to Prell Shampoo and Prell Conditioner: Because Prell shampoos body… Read more »
Power Red Chanel Lips and Nails of the ’80s!
“New from Paris. Turbulent, seductive colours for lips and nails.” Chanel, in the 1980s, was emerging distinctively under its fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This 1985 ad shows deep, bold RED lipstick and nail polish, as befitting the shoulder-padded-power-suit-wearing style that was so chic in in that era. Chanel Red remains a classic to this day,… Read more »
Ines de La Fressange: Chanel’s 1980s Muse
The insouciant charm of the French model, Ines de La Fressange, was not to be denied when she became the muse of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s. She had been the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with a haute couture fashion house. This fabulous ad – from September 1985 Vogue… Read more »
Vintage 80s Chanel Jewelry: Pile It On!
This is a great pic from the June 1987 issue of Vogue magazine. It shows model Carey Lowell (who is now married to Richard Gere), piled with masses of Chanel jewelry. Wearing a simple Gap white shirt and denim skirt, she is simply loaded down with gold cuff bracelets, bangle bracelets, charm bracelets, chain and… Read more »