I came across this on Big Secret Pizza Party:
Amber's original post is well worth reading. I just find it odd that Chanel would go after a group of people who do as much as they do in perpetuating the luxury dream.
Also by saying that Chanel is 'modern elegance in couture, ready-to-wear, etc' - that statement in itself acknowledges that there is such a thing as 'Chanel style'. If other brands are to emulate this style then is a journalist not just stating fact when he/she calls them Chanel-ized?
If I was a fashion editor reading that advert I'd be feeling that on one hand you don't want to piss off a massive advertiser (if you've ever worked in editorial or watched Ugly Betty, you'll know a real a pressure this is), but on the other hand why should you stop referencing one of the most iconic fashion brands because their lawyers are antsy. I'm curious to know whether Chanel would actually ever sue a writer for this...