DUBAI: For the second edition of Chanel’s Literary Rendezvous at rue Cambon, a meeting point for creative talents to discuss seminal literary works, the fashion house invited the writer Camille Laurens for a conversation with Chanel house ambassador Charlotte Casiraghi and Algerian-French actress Lyna Khoudri.
Moderated by literary historian Fanny Arama this week, the empowering conversation began with the “Papicha” actress who read an excerpt from Laurens’ latest novel “Fille.” The book follows the life of one girl from her birth in 1959 to the present day, exploring how women’s roles in society have evolved along the way.
The four women then engaged in a lively, engrossing four-way conversation about female identity, the reality of motherhood, stereotypes about aging and the #MeToo movement.
For the intimate occasion, Khoudri wore a pair of white tailored trousers and a graphic blouse paired with black slingbacks and a Chanel logo necklace.
The Algerian-born “French Dispatch” actress is a Chanel house favorite.
The award-winning actress – who won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actress at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and received a César Award nomination for the Most Promising Actress – is a front row fixture at the Parisian maison’s fashion shows and can almost always be seen championing Chanel creations at important red carpet events.
Chanel’s Literary Rendezvous at rue Cambon is a series of bimonthly events showcasing famous or forgotten women authors who address female emancipation and empowerment.
The first literary gathering, broadcast on Chanel’s online channels during couture week last January, focused on Russian-born psychoanalyst and writer Lou Andreas-Salomé. That session also featured Arama as moderator, as well as French writer and psychoanalyst Sarah Chiche.
Meanwhile, Casiraghi made her official debut as the French house’s newest ambassador and spokesperson in January when she featured in Chanel’s Spring fashion campaign, shot by photography duo Inez and Vinoodh in her hometown of Monaco. The daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Stefano Casiraghi, Charlotte is 11th in line to the throne of Monaco.
The session starring Khoudri is now being broadcast on Chanel’s official website and on its social media pages.