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Chanel Puts Its Exemplary Craftsmanship on Parade for Spring 2023 Couture
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by Grace Gordon 3-minute read January 25, 2023

Top hats, bow ties, and booties added a kicky majorette flair to the Chanel Spring 2023 Couture collection, amplifying Virginie Viard’s vision of “the female uniform of parades and spectacles” for the show.

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No matter how many years have passed since Mademoiselle “Coco” Chanel first launched her house, her universe is still being mined for inspiration by her successors, which proves the depth and richness of her life and legacy. This time around, it was the animals that decorate her apartment at 31 Rue Cambon that inspired the direction for the Spring 2023 Couture show, leading Creative Director Virginie Viard and collaborator Xavier Veilhan down an unexpected path. 

Veilhan created a set of looming wooden sculptures depicting crocodiles, camels, bulls, and other creatures, and this theme carried through into the lavishly embroidered clothes, which featured doves, corgis, kittens, and more. Top hats, bow ties, and booties added a kicky majorette flair to Chanel’s Spring 2023 Couture show at Paris Haute Couture Week, amplifying Virginie Viard’s vision of “the female uniform of parades and spectacles” for the collection.

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Chanel show notes described the proceedings as a “fairy parade”, and there was a beautiful lightness even in the complicated and exemplary tweed work of Lesage that did indeed feel fairylike. Stunning looks came in the form of floor-length ivory lace dresses, black slip gowns covered in multi-colored florets, tiny jackets trimmed with flourishes of voluminous floral textures, and confectionary paillette work laid over sheer embroidered fabrics. Couture is a fashion house’s ultimate playground, and none has better craftspeople at their disposal than Chanel. It’s always a delight to see the ways in which its ateliers turn dreams into reality.

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