At the presentation of the Haute Couture spring / summer 2022 collection, CHANEL artistic director Virginia Viard went back to the 1920s and 1930s, the time of the avant-garde. Charlotte Casiraghi opened the haute couture show on horseback.
Virginia returns by 20-30. years of the avant-garde
Artistic director of a fashion house CHANEL this time she returned to the very beginnings of Gabrielle Chanel. Avant-garde period 20.-30. years, which was marked by femininity.
VIDEO: CHANEL Haute Couture spring / summer 2022
“I have longed to work with Xavier Veilhan. His references to constructivism are reminiscent of those of Karl Lagerfeld. “ says Virginia Viard. A link to the avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s can be found in the show. Xavier wanted to work with Charlotte Casiraghi. His art universe is full of horses and Charlotte is an experienced rider. Charlotte is the writer and daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Her grandmother was a Monaco princess and Hollywood star, the world-famous icon Grace Kelly.
“Xavier and Sébastien are friends. Together with Charlotte, they form such a family CHANELwhich I like to surround myself with, “ Virginia continues.
Charlotte Casiraghi opened a haute couture show on horseback
Charlotte opened the show in a black tweed and sequin coat, while Sébastien Tellier played oversized instruments according to the artist’s ideas.
“Geometric shapes evoked in me a desire for contrasts, great lightness and freshness: ethereal dresses that float as if they were hung. Lots of ruffles, tassels, macrame, bright lace, rainbow tweeds, colored buttons, “ describes Virginia.
Femininity, with a pink tweed jacket with white stripes, straps made of white braid embroidered with beads or silver chains, two-colored Mary-Janes shoes with heels inspired by the 20s of the 20th century, which came to life in the 80s of the 20th century and fine geometric embroidery.
“One of the key pieces is the dress that Lesage completely embroidered with constructivist camels in black, white and coral, with a small black jacket,” noted by Virginia, who concludes: “These links, of course, belong to Gabrielle Chanel It’s like a conversation that transcends time. “
The Haute Couture show was traditionally closed by a model, a bride in a wedding gown.