CHANEL unveiled their Cruise 2021-22 assortment as we speak in a digital presentation from the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence, imagined by Virginie Viard. The inventive director was standing underneath the signal of Jean Cocteau the place she acquired inspiration for the gathering, “As a result of Gabrielle Chanel was near Cocteau, and I like the movie Testomony of Orpheus. Specifically this magnificent scene: a person with a black horse’s head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette lower out in opposition to the very white partitions,” says Viard.
Describing the gathering clear, and it’s, Viard was guided by Cocteau’s exact poetry in his movies, creating two-tone silhouettes of vivid white and deep black seems to be. As you watch the present, the attention catches signature CHANEL silhouettes of tweed jackets and skirts, easy but distinct Home tailoring, however Viard has taken a twist to some seems to be that are catered to a youthful Chanel crowd with shorter and tighter items. “Nothing higher to seize and replicate the sunshine, so beloved by Cocteau and Chanel, than these contrasts between the radiant whiteness of a protracted shirt-dress and black macramé capes, between a white tweed jacket embroidered with fortunate charms and a black costume in velvet and leather-based,” notes the Home in a press release.
“Echoing the acute modernity of Cocteau’s movie, I wished one thing fairly rock. Plenty of fringes, in leather-based, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the mannequin Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed fits trimmed with extensive braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A glance that recollects as a lot the modernity of the sixties as that of punk,” states Viard.
Viard labored with photographers Inez & Vinoodh, to seize six seems to be in Gabrielle Chanel’s not too long ago restored 31 Rue Cambon Paris condo for the press package. “As a result of it was there that Gabrielle Chanel housed her favorite bestiary, her lions, feminine sphinxes, but in addition deer, that are printed, together with different symbols of the Home, on a protracted negligee-style costume in pink-beige and black crêpe. It was additionally on this condo that she acquired her shut buddies, together with Jean Cocteau,” notes Viard.
“Finally, by way of her friendships, it’s Chanel, the lady, that I like increasingly: her life offers us entry to characters simply as extraordinary as herself,” she concludes. Ending the digital presentation within the finale, fashions and Viard launch white doves, a nod to the difficult occasions we’re in, with an eye fixed on peace and hope for a greater world.
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