For Virginie Viard’s first Métiers D’Art show (and her second for the house overall) the creative director kept the show local at the Grand Palais instead of venturing out to a far flung destination. She is after-all still establishing what her Chanel is—and Chanel is Paris, always. It’s also little boucle suits and that famed double C logo, two of the house’s hallmarks she leaned into for the pre-collection. Because, after all, Chanel est Chanel est Chanel.
Held at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris, the show is reminiscent of entering Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment, of discovering an intimate, baroque space filled with her books and favourite objects. The contemporary collection featured jumpsuits made of tweed, short suit jackets with rounded edges, dresses with embroidered black lace, a long dress in white duchess satin with a pure line and double-breasted black strapless dresses.
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Silhouettes are accessorised with an accumulation of costume jewellery: cuff bracelets, plastron necklaces in pearls and strass from which sautoir necklaces and other pendants all seem to spark, chokers with white strass stars, while chain belts are embellished with rows of pearls, bows and camellias.
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Behind this collection is the constant creative dialogue between Virginie Viard and the Métiers d’Art that has lasted three decades. A vision of pure magic that manages to transcend the very notion of fashion to achieve a timeless elegance, allure and beauty according to Chanel.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US
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