Under the creative direction of the late Karl Lagerfeld along with Virginie Viard, Chanel’s newest arm candy (which shares its name with the legendary ‘No. 19’ fragrance) pays homage to the maison’s heritage.
Indeed, the number 19 holds great significance for the house as it marks founder Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel’s birth date (August 19, 1883), and the day of Lagerfeld’s passing (February 19, 2019). As if to go full circle from beginning to end, this move to name the bag is also derived from the year of its creation, mirroring that of another icon—the 2.55, conceived in February 1955. Both bags commemorate two great fashion couturiers, Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.Mem
A testament to the maison’s constant innovation and reinvention of the past, Cruise ’19 entices with new offerings that is familiar in some ways, making it one of its most alluring facets. Take for example its trio of chains in mixed metals contrasted against day-glo tweeds, while the double-C clasp in an XL format blurs the line between feminine and masculine accents. Versatile, practical, and elegant, the Chanel 19 makes for a standout daily companion—one that extricates movement, tout simplement.