Karl did it again with a show-stopping catwalk set and designs that celebrated the magic created in French ateliers.
From Brit model Binx Walton in a tetris inspired Haute couture coat with full length evening gloves to Lineisy Montero in traditional Chanel embroidered check, but re-imagined in an oversized silhouette, Karl clearly had fun this season playing with dimensions, fabric and embellishment. It’s fitting then that this season’s theme and catwalk backdrop was a Chanel Atelier. The Parisian set was large and majestic, packed with all that one might find at an atelier, from ribbon to velvet, buttons and lace- showing the creations go from toile to finish.
Karl’s catwalk sets always make an impact but there was something very beautiful about this intimate work studio as a celebration of the art and tradition of fashion to create something that feels so modern and new. Since the house of Chanel has actually kept most of the Parisian ateliers in business, since the growth of fast fashion which saw a lot of these artisans and studios disappear, this feels like a very special, personal tribute to them.
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