Chanel may be known for its timeless designs, but with the introduction of the Boy Chanel collection, Chanel brings us a line that is both seductive and a slight change of pace. Unmistakably different, the collection strays from the quilted flap bags we have come to expect from the brand.
Made to be worn as a shoulder or cross-body bag, the Boy Chanel bag holds close to the Chanel aesthetic while providing an entirely different appeal. The designs are clean and bold, simple and appealing. In fact, the duality of the design is inspired by a cartridge bag that was originally made for hunters.
The Boy Chanel is produced in three sizes, the smallest functioning as a purse and the largest as a tote. Staying true to Chanel, the colors palette includes a flat red, deep black, intense grey, lead green, and clean ivory in glazed calfskin.
Karl Lagerfeld suggests this with a new interpretation of boyish charm saying, “Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel.”
Boy bag first introduced in the Chanel Fall/Winter 2011 ready-to-wear collection.
Chanel Single Color Small Boy Flap Bag 7.9” x 4.7” x 2.8”
Chanel Single Color Medium Boy Flap Bag 9.8” x 5.5” x 2.8”
Chanel Two Tone Medium Boy Flap Bag 9.8” x 5.5”
Chanel Small Quilted Boy Flap Bag 7.9” x 4.7” x 2.8”
Chanel Medium Quilted Boy Flap Bag 9.8” x 5.5” x 2.8”
Chanel Large Quilted Boy Flap Bag 12” x 8.3” x 3.5”
Chanel Quilted Boy Satchel Tote Bag 13.4” x 8.3” x 6.3”
'Alice Dellal represents the perfect incarnation of all that is unique about the Boy Chanel handbag collection, which strives [to be] far from conformist notions of femininity,' said Chanel spokesman.
The campaign was photographed by Karl himself, who shot on location at a French chateau.