Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld
The Fall-Winter 2017-18 collection pays tribute to Paris and the aesthetic fundamentals of Chanel. On July 4, 2017, in the nave of the Grand Palais, under a reproduction of the Eiffel Tower, almost life-size, the models wearing soft canoes, in reference to the one worn by the seamstress in Deauville when she made her jersey models known around 1915.
In all its details, this silhouette refers to Gabrielle Chanel's style. The bustier dress in black silk duchess satin alludes to the colour of the little dress that became fashionable in 1926. However, the dress is barrel-shaped, a silhouette that marked fashion shortly before the First World War and that Chanel strongly criticized. Finally, a necklace of fancy pearls is inlaid on the neckline, in reference to her fancy jewellery launched by the brand in the 1920s.
This dress was worn by Chloé Sévigny at the Cannes Film Festival for the screening of Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) on May 10, 2018.
Notice's author : Alexandre Samson