SHIONA TURINI X GABRIELLE BAG
Suggested background track: Chanel by Frank Ocean. 👍 Introducing the Gabrielle collection from @chanelofficial, the first new major bag from the brand since the debut of The Boy in 2011. Stylist and Cut contributor @shionat tried out all 7 ways to wear the bag (with coordinating outfits) at @thestandard. Head to #thecut to read more about the collection. 🎥: @emilysundberg
As the brand’s first major new bag since the debut of the Boy in 2011, the Gabrielle actually has historical roots. It’s a reimagination of a 1955 design by Coco Chanel. The original bag was intended to free up women’s movements while still being beautiful and stylish. The new version mimics this vision, emphasizing both comfort and flexibility in the form of a chain that can be worn multiple ways. You could throw it over your shoulder as is, wrap the chain so it’s a handbag, or loop the leather fixings to create a fanny pack. The bag comes in three shapes: a backpack, a large hobo-style shopper, and a smaller hobo-meets-shoulder bag.
And while the origins of the bag might be over a half-century old, Chanel went for a decidedly modern, gender-fluid approach in advertising it. In a very 2017 move, the Gabrielle was featured not just on your traditional female models like Cara Delevingne but also on Pharrell Williams, the first man in a Chanel ad carrying a bag. “When I first started wearing it I didn’t have anything in it. I was just so excited to have it,” Pharrell told WWD earlier this year. “But now I use it to carry my phone, and — you know — essential personal things.”
To show off just how versatile the Gabrielle is, Cut contributor Shiona Turini takes a break from her busy travel schedule and hang at the Standard Hotel. Watch as she switches between wildly different outfits all the while mixing up the ways she wears the bag. Shop the best pre-owned Chanel Gabrielle bags we found online: