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The spectacular parade at the Chanel couture show

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In a set made of giant animals designed by Xavier Veilhan, Virginie Viard turns her Chanel Couture Spring/Summer 2023 show into a magical parade with a collection that highlights Gabrielle Chanel’s bestiary on embroidered tweed ensembles.

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Gabrielle Chanel’s bestiary as the inspiration for the set of this couture show

 

If Gabrielle Chanel first became famous for her sober, even refined fashion collections, her flat located on Rue Cambon in Paris translated her taste for sumptuous decoration. Among Coromandel screens and ear of wheat table designs by Goossens, Virginie Viard also exhibited a collection of objects, sculptures, and drawings, representing lions – her astrological sign – deer, birds, and camels. “For his third participation, I asked Xavier Veilhan to reinterpret the bestiary of the flat and to incorporate his own,” she explained, before adding that “the whole embroidery universe of the collection looks towards the animal kingdom”. The models came out of the marvelous set made of eleven monumental wood, cardboard, and paper animals imagined by French artist Xavier Vielhan, to unveil the artistic director’s Spring/Summer 2023 couture show for Chanel.

 

 

Chanel’s spectacular parade


As opposed to the Schiaparelli couture collection presented the day before, Chanel grew a poetic and dreamlike bestiary. The marvelous parade-show featured the tweed suits dear to Gabrielle Chanel merging with the majorette uniform. Pleated skirts, double-breasted or tail jackets, tuxes, sequins, mini shorts, or petticoats – sometimes finely embroidered with animals – are combined with top hats, bow ties, white gloves, and adorable laced boots. Later in the show, the couture collection evoked the first eveningwear imagined by Gabrielle Chanel, with light and see-through dresses and jumpsuits. Their apparent simplicity exalts the sophistication of the house’s know-how – silk tulle, taffeta, organza, georgette crepe, and Chantilly lace that are often declined in Chanel’s emblematic black and white colors or painted with floral patterns and playing with superimpositions, flounces, and pleats. A spectacular couture parade that ended with a wedding dress finely embroidered with swallows and loudly applauded by actress Tilda Swinton.

 

 

Le défilé Chanel haute couture printemps-été 2023

Le défilé Chanel haute couture printemps-été 2023

Le défilé Chanel haute couture printemps-été 2023

Le défilé Chanel haute couture printemps-été 2023

Le défilé Chanel haute couture printemps-été 2023

Le défilé Chanel haute couture printemps-été 2023

Le défilé Chanel haute couture printemps-été 2023

The stars at the Dior Spring/Summer 2023 haute couture show.

Xavier Veilhan and Anne Berest at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Vanessa Paradis at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Tilda Swinton at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Sonoya Mizuno at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Shalom Brune-Franklin at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Sadie Sink and Lucy Boynton at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Sadie Sink at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Roger Federer at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Rebecca Dayan and Elsa Zylberstein at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Rebecca Dayan at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Olivia Dean and Malick Bodian at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Olivia Dean at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Marion Cotillard at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Marion Barbeau at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Marion Barbeau and Christophe Honoré at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Lucy Boynton at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Lola Guivoron at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Lilith Stangenberg at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Karim Sadi, Vanessa Paradis, Charlotte Casiraghi and Sebastien Tellier at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Joana Preiss at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Inez & vinoodh and Rebecca Dayan at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Inès de La Fressange and Blanca Li at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Imane Pérez at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Hio Miyazawa at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Goeun Kim at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

G-Dragon at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Fumi Nikaido at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Elsa Zyberstein at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Charlotte Casiraghi at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Caroline de Maigret at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Carole Bouquet at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Blanca Li at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Baz Luhrmann at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Audrey Diwan at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Apple Martin at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Anne Berest at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Angèle at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

Amandine de la Richardière and Sébastien Tellier at the Chanel haute couture Spring-Summer 2023 show

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    Coperni’s spectacular performance with Bella Hadid

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