Animating Chanel

Peter Philips Brings His Beauty Kit to Life for the Brand's Cheeky Short

A jet-propelled robot, a beaming sun god and an impish spider are not the likeliest of characters to embody the ultra-luxurious world of Chanel, but Peter Philips, the innovative mind behind them, has made his name pursuing the unexpected. Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup took a break from conceptualizing cosmetic gold to don the animator’s cap for today’s short, a work inspired by a series of headdresses he crafted from beauty product packaging for a Vogue Paris shoot. Built from a trove of compacts, glosses, brushes and more, Philips’s characters embark on a journey that begins with a lipstick-powered automaton blasting through the clouds and ends on more familiar ground, with a model whose chic ensemble channels Mme Chanel herself. Philips came to the task with the requisite technical skills, having studied graphic design before attending Antwerp's Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. But he did concede on one creative point—the music. “If it were up to me it would have been disco,” he confesses.

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  • Golden Bones
    very coool
    • Posted By Golden Bones
    • February 19, 2011 at 5:55PM
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  • Moritz Esyot
    Embedding for blogs not available? What a online marketing FAIL!
    • Posted By Moritz Esyot
    • February 03, 2011 at 4:45AM
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  • BehindtheLahses
    I agree with bottom post. Need a link code for blogging.
    • Posted By BehindtheLahses
    • January 27, 2011 at 4:14PM
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  • vale4occhi
    • Posted By vale4occhi
    • January 27, 2011 at 8:58AM
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  • Brigadeiro
    This is BRILLIANT! I was hoping to share this on my blog, but the 'embed' link is not available in the 'share' button?
    • Posted By Brigadeiro
    • January 25, 2011 at 7:18PM
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