CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture Show – a family gathering with socially distanced guests.
Chanel transformed Grand Palais Paris into a country wedding in the South of France. A lighthearted and elegant spirit animated
the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard. The film of the show was directed by photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer Anton Corbijn.
A joyous occasion calls for luminous colours — a lace ensemble with flower-embroidered cuffs opened the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show. The movement of ruffles on a pink lace dress evokes the spirit of summer evening parties. The tweed trouser suit is king, alongside a dress in black silk chiffon revealing a play of transparency, accompanied by a little black organza dress swathed in sequin-embroidered polka dot tulle. The nonchalant allure is further inspired by a jacket embroidered with silver sequins and wide-cut tweed trousers.
The masculine-feminine spirit of a tweed trouser suit is emphasized with a crown of flowers. Beads and strass embroideries as always evoke the emblematic quilted motif of the Chanel House. The voluminous aqua silk tulle skirt is worn with an embroidered vest.
“The silhouettes might be simple—sweaters or sleeveless vests worn with high-waisted pants, skinny cardigan jackets and liquid satin shirts with full romantic ballet skirts—but the beauty is in the detail,” commented Vogue. “This is the haute couture, after all, and the sort of garments we may have become familiar with in our work-from-home lives have actually been encrusted with superb embroideries from the houses of Cécile Henri, Hurel, Montex, Emmanuelle Vernoux, and Lesage, or made from custom, hand-painted lace by Solstiss, or scattered with artificial blossoms by Lemarié,” added Vogue.
Riding side-saddle on a horse, ‘la mariée’ appeared in an ecru satin crêpe wedding dress embroidered by Lesage with rhinestone-and pearl butterflies.
“Viard attempts to capture the familial spirit of Chanel with this collection. Her focus on oversized petticoats, ruffled boleros, and fitted vests aim to give the clothes a liberating feeling, as the pieces are perfect for dancing on a warm summer evening,” commented lofficielusa.com