CHANEL CONVENES LEADING CULTURAL VOICES TO LAUNCH THE THIRD SEASON OF THE « CHANEL CONNECTS » PODCAST SERIES.

Season 3 contributors include actor and producer Penélope Cruz, architect Frida Escobedo, entrepreneur Jon Gray, designer Yinka Ilori, composer Kelsey Lu, and digital artist Sarah Meyohas.

CHANEL Connects, the acclaimed arts and culture podcast, returns for Season 3. This series of eight episodes, released weekly, featuring global thought leaders, artists, and game changers, is devoted to the profound questions and conversations that shape culture today and define its tomorrow.

CHANEL Connects pairs two visionaries in each 25-minute episode for an intimate conversation that interrogates: the intersection of technology and imagination, fact and fiction in autobiography, the power of collectives, cinematic inspiration, and more.

Including actor and producer Penélope Cruz, architect Frida Escobedo, entrepreneur Jon Gray, designer Yinka Ilori, composer Kelsey Lu, and digital artist Sarah Meyohas, among others, CHANEL Connects fosters unscripted exchange between brilliant minds at the forefront of innovation on universal themes that touch us all.

CHANEL Connects Season 3 will introduce a special episode featuring a cinematic legend and a rising star: the Academy Award-winning actor Penélope Cruz, whose performances in independent film and Hollywood blockbusters have been captivating audiences for more than three decades. She connects with Carla Simón, a director who has introduced Catalan cinema to new, global audiences by drawing on her rural upbringing. The duo connects in Madrid for the first time to discuss politics, parenthood, and the bravery of taking the space to breathe.

CHANEL Connects Season 3 is available now on all streaming platforms and chanel.com.

Yana Peel, Global Head of Arts & Culture at CHANEL, commented on the launch of CHANEL Connects Season 3:

“CHANEL Connects, the Arts & Culture podcast, features visionary artists and cultural leaders who offer rare insight into the ideas that move us forward. Season three includes Academy Award-winning actor Penélope Cruz and director Carla Simón, who meet for the very first time to discuss everything from cinema to motherhood. Listen in as we convene the world’s most creative minds for conversations across the arts”.