Chanel Unveiled an Incredible Haute Couture 2023 Collection

Haute Couture week is undoubtedly one of the most awaited by fashion lovers and of course, among these shows, the most anticipated is Chanel, which does not disappoint by moving their followers to a world of fantasy.  

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The Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2023 collection debuted at the Grand Palais Éphémère, opening the second day of Paris Haute Couture Week. Creative director Virginie Viard was inspired by Madame Chanel’s mythical animal sculptures that adorned her Paris apartment.

The scenography includes eleven monumental animals made of wood, cardboard and paper.  “For (Veilhan’s) third participation, I asked her to reinterpret hers,” he said. “The entire embroidered universe of the collection is turned toward the animal world.”

 “For the third time, Virginie Viard is working with Xavier Veilhan and it’s a very good starting point for her collection. Virginie loves to see what he can propose, and it’s a dialogue between them. In this case, it is a new experience, daring to include unexpected elements, which bring a story. It’s her vision of the Chanel bestiary, but with a very modern approach,” said Chanel fashion president Bruno Pavlovsky. “I see more than ever the decoration pushing the collection. It’s a placement of the collection,” he also said. “Virginie Viard uses decoration to maximize details, and it’s working very well for Chanel. Working with different artistic compositions helps launch and position the collection. She uses it to give maximum visibility.” He continued.

Chanel Spring 2023 Haute Couture – Beauty

Eleven monumental animals made of wood, cardboard and paper participated in the exhibition. The goal is to hide the models and then open them up so they can escape. “I like it when the miracle explodes and the flow of things is interrupted,” he said. The models walked with Virginie Viard’s latest creations, surrounded by amusing animal sculptures by French artist and sculptor Xavier Veihan, which once again helped bring her vision to life. “I was interested in recreating the relationship with animals that is constantly evolving in our society.

‘’This time I wanted to do something spontaneous and whimsical without being naive,” Veihan commented on the embroidered details on the Chanel tweed pieces. These patterns featured lions, fallow deer, deer, birds and camels. designed to revive the Maison’s classic motifs.

Chanel Spring 2023 Haute Couture – Details

Embroidered motifs on tweed shorts and coats include kittens, corgis, rabbits and swallows, which take center stage alongside the house’s signature doves, deer or camellias. The collection’s styling is a tribute to female commanders. We could see gold or white top hats, bow ties and lace-up boots with Chanel’s famous two-tone toe caps.As for outerwear, the brand offered exaggerated pieces that fit the body and tweed shorts that flared from the hip.

Chanel costumes borrowed codes from women’s pageant and performance uniforms. Top hat, bow tie, white gloves, lace-up boots, shorts, petticoats. Dresses and jumpsuits are light and delicate, with overlays, transparent fabrics, ruffles, flounces, ruffles, thin straps and lace repainted in silk tulle, taffeta, organza, crepe georgette and chantilly.

Chanel Spring 2023 Haute Couture
Chanel Spring 2023 Haute Couture
Chanel Spring 2023 Haute Couture
Chanel Spring 2023 Haute Couture

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