Look photos by Mikael Jansson © CHANEL
Unlike Spring-Summer 2020’s couture collection that screamed simplicity and reminded us of the abbey at Aubazine where Gabrielle was placed as a child, CHANEL’s latest Haute Couture reveal exudes a one-of-a-kind opulence explaining the appearance of some of the House’s High Jewelry pieces. The embroidery expertise of the Métiers d’art Lesage and Montex, as well as Lemarié and Goossens comes alive in the collection’s precious take on the signature tweed, which was at times embellished with sequins, and others with strass, stones and beads.
Ink black trouser suits were adorned with diamond-like braiding, short dresses were cinched at the waist and long ones had a very Grand Siècle allure. To add a touch of luminosity to some pieces, black and anthracite greys were paired with flashes of pink. Highlighting the multi-faceted spirit of CHANEL was a jacket with an entirely smocked waist worn over tapered boot-trousers in black suede that added an ultra-rock romantic touch to this collection.