Larger-than-life, an imaginary bird created by the artist Xavier Veilhan alights in the rue Cambon, in Paris, revealing a first look at the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard and embodied by model Vivienne Rohner.
At the invitation of Virginie Viard, artist Xavier Veilhan meets the world of CHANEL Haute Couture once again, for the Spring-Summer 2023 show presented at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris.
For this show, the artist presents a stylised bestiary, freely inspired by the universe of the French luxury House and his own.
From Gabrielle Chanel’s Parisian apartment in the rue Cambon to a dreamlike bestiary from the mind of the artist Xavier Veilhan, glimpses of the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard appear. The know-how of couture meets a fantastic and light-hearted imagination.
As if on a village square, the stage is set for a show. Created by artist Xavier Veilhan, eleven monumental animals made of wood, cardboard and paper reveal models one-by-one.
Top hat, bow tie, white gloves, laced boots, satin cape, pleated skirt, double-breasted jacket or with tails, tuxedo shirt, sequins, short shorts, petticoats: it is in the poetry of majorettes that Chanel Creative Director Virginie Viard draws the imagination of her Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection.
Inspired by the mythical animal sculptures inside Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31, rue Cambon, in Paris, the Spring Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard reveals embroideries of exquisite lightness. Models emerge from inside wooden sculptures created by artist Xavier Veilhan.