This week saw Grand Palais’ Salon d’honneur, a space that has been disused for 70 years, transformed into a winter garden lined with white camellias, for Chanel's A/W13 haute couture show. This film, reveals the making of the 64-look collection, with key looks from the show intercut with footage of the ateliers and fittings in rue Cambon headquarters.
"I took the spirit and attitude of Mademoiselle Chanel to create something contemporary"
Entitled New Vintage, Karl Lagerfeld explained the collection was about “renovation, evocation, continuity and the opposite of all that: I took the spirit and attitude of Mademoiselle Chanel to create something contemporary." The house's iconic tweed was central to the collection, reinvented as patchwork and applied to suits, shift dresses, wide pants and pleated skirts. The accompanying film highlights the exquisite fabrics and details used in the collection including embroidered metallic sequins, jewelled buttons, tulle veil and organza flowers.
Text by Laura Bradley