A Classic 2008 Look Makes a Comeback at Chanel

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Chanel Métiers d’Art 2020
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Set in a French château with only Kristen Stewart in the audience, Chanel’s latest fashion show was nothing short of dramatic. The annual Chanel Métiers d’Art presentation is an opportunity for the label to showcase the artisans behind the collections. With bouclé jackets, strings of pearls, and sweeping gowns, the clothes were very much in Chanel’s comfort zone. One aspect of the show particularly caught our eye though: leggings worn under dresses.

 

 

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Footless tights feel like a real Noughties throwback when it was all the rage to wear them beneath denim skirts and belted minidresses. Of course, Chanel’s dresses aren’t massively reminiscent of the ones we bought from Tammy Girl circa 2004, but the overall vibe feels familiar. Some models wore leggings under black and white checkerboard skirts, which echoed the château’s flooring, and others wore them with mullet dresses or long skirts.

Creative director Virginie Viard was inspired by the “legendary women” who lived at the Château de Chenonceau – like Italian noblewoman Catherine de’ Medici – but could she also have been influenced by Noughties trendsetters like Lindsay Lohan and Sienna Miller?

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