Grace Kelly's granddaughter appears on horseback for Chanel
Huge spinning wheels, “floating” wooden blocks and suspended geometric shapes hovered over a surreal mini gold course Tuesday at Chanel’s remarkable couture show. This sublime, avant-garde decor was the work of Xavier Veilhan and marked the first time in its history that Chanel has entrusted a contemporary artist for staging. The beautiful beast and its VIP rider, in a black Chanel tweed sequined jacket of course, began the show to a symphony of gasps and clopping hooves around the Grand Palais Ephemere’s auditorium as celebrity guests snapped pictures.news.yahoo.com
Vuitton stages style history wall, Chanel goes pared-down
A model wears a creation for the Chanel fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)PARIS – Louis Vuitton staged a dazzling cinematic fashion production to cap Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with a wall of around 200 human figures dressed in fashions that spanned human history. Simplicity was the Chanel “mot du jour" — from the set of tiered white steps to the pared-down aesthetic of monochrome. Viard's simplest designs were the most effective: A black silk bodice dress with the top lobbed off and dropped Juliette sleeves. The first show since then for Prada's little-sister brand, Miu Miu, did not disappoint creatively.
Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture show
Here are some highlights from the second day of Paris Fashion Week haute couture shows for spring-summer 2020. CHANEL DELVES INTO FOUNDER'S ORPHANAGE CHILDHOODChanel, Viard discovered, had been profoundly inspired in all her designs by the ancient Cistercian Abbey of Aubazine, in the French region of Corrèze — with its flowers, uniforms and stained-glass artistry. A take on a convent schoolgirl uniform opened the show as a signature Chanel tweed skirt-suit. ALEXIS MABILLE ‘TEESES’ HIS GUESTSBurlesque superstar Dita Von Teese opened the show for Alexis Mabille in a black tuxedo with sensual decollete that dripped down the leg with brooding black sequins. The signature tuxedo led to a terracotta obi belt on hot pink loose pants and a V-neck tuxedo in imperial blue.
Chanel celebrates its artisans in glimmering Paris show
PARIS – Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this year. Unlike the seasonal collections that trickle down to set high street trends, the “arts and crafts” pre-collection aims at showing off and celebrating the work of the artisans that are the beating heart of Chanel, and the Paris fashion industry as a whole. This year’s homecoming echoes the very first show, held in the salons at 31 Rue Cambon — Chanel’s storied Paris atelier. “There is something so generous about how Chanel has supported the Parisian fashion industry as a whole,” Cotillard said following the show. “Chanel is a sort of ambassador for France and Paris over the world and it makes me so proud,” she added.