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With Haute Couture Style Week in full swing throughout a worldwide pandemic, Virginie Viard couldn’t placed on the grand reveals we’ve develop into so accustomed to with Chanel, however irrespective of. As a substitute, she hosted an intimate and festivity, with a smattering of movie star buddies.
Chanel all the time takes over the Grand Palais for its reveals, reworking it for every assortment (we’ve had supermarkets, rocket ships, waterfalls, forests and snowy chalets previously). For the SS21 Couture assortment, the house was somewhat extra paired again, however nonetheless particular. Viard needed to think about a small household wedding ceremony, with floral arches, petals in every single place and a magical white tent.
Celebratory. ‘I knew we couldn’t organise an enormous present, that we must invent one thing else, so I got here up with the thought of a small cortege that will come down the steps of the Grand Palais and go beneath arches of flowers. Like a household celebration, a marriage…’ Viard mentioned.
And although the visitor listing was understandably diminished, it was no much less stellar. Socially-distanced buddies of the manufacturers got here to celebrated, together with Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Vanessa Paradis and daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Charlotte Casiraghi and extra.
The spirit of celebration continued with the gathering. Sequinned separates, lace clothes appliquéd with delicate daisies, flounced crêpe georgette clothes and ruffled petticoats had been all an ode to bop and the liberty of summer season fêtes. Gigantic tulle skirts (wonderful for social distancing it needs to be famous) had been paired with stylish waistcoats and satin shirts, whereas the home’s tweed fits obtained a sugared almond makeover.
Then the pièce de résistance, the bride making her grand entrance on an impressive horse for the grand finale. Impressed bu the Nineteen Twenties, her lengthy gown in ecru satin crêpe with a practice, was embroidered by Lesage with strass and pearl butterflies, plus a wing collar and shirt cuffs. A fragile veil completed off the look superbly.
The small print
It’s within the particulars that you simply see the true savoir faire that makes Haute Couture so particular. The Maisons d’artwork, companions to the Home of CHANEL, had been concerned within the assortment’s thirty-two seems. The Montex Atelier made the embroidered macramé of an extended gown in pearl gray tulle whereas delicate feathers by the Home of Lemarié embellish the organza flounces of somewhat gown in black tweed.