The Grand Palais, Paris
For the Autumn Winter Couture show, Karl Lagerfeld took the audience behind the scenes at the atelier, showcasing the women who creates the incredible collection. The team measured, sewed and ironed while the models walked the runway. The show was a celebration of the people who make the magic happen in the atelier.Karl Lagerfeld Quote
‘They like the idea that they could see the show for once,’ Lagerfeld said during a preview to WWD. ‘Plus, I thought it was a modern idea that they should participate, so that people pay attention to them because the craftsmanship is so unbelievable. I think they should be shown, too.’
Willow and Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Celine Dion, and Olivia Palermo
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The pieces were incredibly intricate, featuring embroidery, paillettes, tulle, braids and beautiful strands of emerald and ruby stones. The attention to detail is exceptional. The atelier desks and the walls behind the team were full of sketches of all the work-in-progress.
Pants played a large role in the collection. Wide leg gauchos and jumpsuits were worn with lean, longish jackets. A new take on the always present Chanel suit.
Images courtesy of Chanel