Chanel’s Library- Themed Couture Show

Yesterday, Chanel transformed Paris’s Grand Palais into a paradise for book lovers for its Autumn/Winter 2019 Couture Show. The models were surrounded by works of Plato, Dante, Cervantes and Montaigne, having Mademoiselle Chanel’s library at her 31 Rue Cambon apartment as a reference.

Virginie Viard started her career as assistant of costume designer Dominique Borg and later in 1987 she joined Chanel where she took care of embroidery. Now she was appointed artistic director of Chanel fashion house in Paris, following the death of Karl Lagerfeld and this is her first couture collection for Chanel.

“I dreamt about a woman with nonchalant elegance and a fluid and free silhouette; everything I like about the Chanel allure,”

Virginie Viard

The Collection

More feminine than the previous ones, this collection shows us flat black loafers, low ponytails and large specs. Yes, specs are back! The outfits on the catwalk showed us elegance without the use of accessories, those being replaced by historical touches. Coco Chanel was a fan of Flaubert and there were multiple pieces on the catwalk that would certainly suit Madame Bovary’s feminine and enigmatic character.

Those are a couple of my favourite outfits:

What do you think?

Love,

J.A.

RO:

Marele Palat din Paris, cunoscut drept Le Grand Palais, a fost transformat ieri de catre casa de moda Chanel intr-un paradis al iubitorilor de carte pentru show-ul couture al colectiei Toamna/Iarna 2019. Modelele au fost inconjurate de lucrarile lui Plato, Dante, Cervantes si Montaigne, avand ca inspiratie biblioteca lui Coco Chanel din apartamentul sau de pe Rue Cambon 31.

Virginie Viard si-a inceput cariera ca asistenta a designerului de costume Dominique Borg, iar mai tarziu in 1987 s-a alaturat casei de moda Chanel ca si intern. Ca urmare a mortii legendarului Karl Lagerfeld, Viard a fost numita Director Artistic al casei de moda din Paris iar aceasta este prima sa colectie couture.

Colectia

Mai feminina ca cele anterioare, aceasta colectie ne-a prezentat mocasini negri, cozi de par joase si ochelari mari. Da, ochelarii au revenit! Tinutele de pe catwalk ne-au aratat eleganta cu tente istorice, inlocuind aproape in totalitate accesoriile. Coco Chanel era o admiratoare a lui Flaubert, multe dintre tinutele de pe podium avand asta ca inspiratie fiind mai mult decat perfecte pentru personajul enigmatic al Emmei Bovary.

Ce parere aveti?

Love,

J.A.