The French Maison’s Spring/Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection, which takes place at Chanel’s usual spot at the Grand Palais Ephemere, is a continuation of Creative Director Virginie Viard’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection, which was unveiled just one year ago. In the Maison’s words, “This new piece represents his third part of the Triptych.”
Attending the presentation on January 24th was Elvis Directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Sadie Sink, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard and Lucy Boynton. Apple Martin (daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and her Chris Martin), Vanessa Paradis, Charlotte Casiraghi and Roger Federer also sat in the front row.
Starting with a rarity for fashion shows, the presentation began with a large animal sculpture made of wood, cardboard and paper, pushed into the center of a rectangular runway space, creating the feel of a village festival parade. . Square or sort.
The inspiration for the collection was Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, where Viard enlisted the French artist Xavier Veillant to paint the lions, doe, stag, birds and other animals housed there. We toured a collection of art objects, including sculptures and paintings depicting camels. For his third collaboration with the house and the artist, Viard wanted Veillant to recreate the animal encyclopedia of the apartment. “The entire world of embroidery in the collection is oriented towards the animal world,” said Viard in the show notes.
Models began to emerge wearing typical Chanel looks. Animals were embroidered on coat dresses, and short tweed suits depicted kittens, corgis, rabbits, swallows, bitches, stags and camellias. increase. Chanel suits were shortened this year, exposing the legs.
Accessories ranged from top hats, bow ties, and white gloves to laced boots and gold ankle boots with black toes reminiscent of Madison’s cap-toe boots worn by gangsters in the 1920s. The look includes satin capes, pleated his skirts, double-breasted his jackets (some with tails), tuxedos his shirts, sequins, shorts his pants, and petticoats.
To round out the show, the finale bride wore a gown embroidered with swallows.
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