Chanel Launches New Podcast Series

Chanel Launches New Podcast Series with guests Keira Knightley, Pharrell, Tilda Swinton & more


Chanel Connects Makes Creative Dialogue Public

Chanel has launched its own podcast series titled Chanel Connects. They’re coming out of the gates strong with big names participating, such as Pharrell, Keira Knightley, Tilda Swinton, and Edward Enninful.

The podcast aims for sincere cultural criticism by looking back at the events of that historic year recently left, 2020, and looking forward to what challenges may face as we try to affect change in 2021. The format is simple and powerful; Chanel pairs up two creative powerhouses and lets them dialogue about these serious issues. Conversations between Enninful and Swinton, Knightly and filmmaker Lulu Wang, and Pharrell Williams with the designer Es Devlin are available now.

While galleries, stages, and studios have been dark, artists have not stopped creating and imagining new ways forward. Chanel Connects sees cultural game-changers delve deep into their imaginations to share ideas across disciplines, projects, and institutions. As well as fascinating insight into the minds of today’s most creative innovators, it’s a prescient reminder to continue supporting the arts, championing what’s next, and celebrating work that has the power to transform lives and wider society.

– Yana Peel, global head of arts and culture at Chanel

The 7 part series, available on Spotify, Apple, and Chanel’s website features conversations between actors Tilda Swinton and Keira Knightley, musician, designer, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, filmmakers Lulu Wang, Garrett Bradley and Eliza Hittman, artists Arthur Jafa and Jennifer Packer, designer Es Devlin, dancers / artistic directors Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo, editorial director Edward Enninful, creative consultant and writer Amanda Harlech and curator Andrew Bolton.

Chanel Launches New Podcast Series

Each of the participants self-recorded their contributions from their homes and studios, and all were chosen to represent “both emerging and established talent and include individuals from institutions where Chanel’s patronage helps to catalyse innovation across the arts,” explained the house.

Chanel Connects is the second podcast launched by the luxury brand. In 2017, Chanel introduced 3.55, a behind-the-scenes podcast offering that delves into Chanel’s world, looking at its production of fashion shows, key items, and styling celebrities on the red carpet.

Chanel Launches New Podcast Series