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  • July 8th, 2016
    FALL-WINTER 2016/17 <BR/ >HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    FALL‑WINTER 2016/17
    HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    In dedicating this collection to the Haute Couture ateliers, Karl Lagerfeld wished to pay tribute to the excellence of the people working behind the scenes to create exceptional pieces. A creative laboratory boasting a precious and unique expertise, reinvented over time, Haute Couture embodies Chanel’s primary vocation.

    Contrasting with the spectacular decors, guests discovered the more intimate setting of the ateliers in Rue Cambon, which were recreated under the Grand Palais’s glass roof. Tables, sewing machines, rolls of fabric, toiles, mannequins, threads, needles, mirrors: the everyday world of the House’s four ateliers was revealed.

    The show opened with a reinterpretation of emblematic tweed in a suit given new proportions, resulting in a graphic silhouette: jackets with beveled or angular cut shoulders, pronounced fringed seams, flat surfaces free from padding, exaggerated waistlines, and pockets standing free from the hips are combined with culottes clad in thigh boots in draped leather. Tweed coat-dresses and jacket-dresses, sometimes intricately embroidered, deploy trompe-l’oeil effects. For the evening, the geometrical effects are softened in designs inspired by the heroines created by the English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley in the late 19th century.

    The long dresses flare out or hug the body tightly, shoulders and bottoms of the dresses edged with feathers, high waists, embroidered lace, taffeta, muslin, organza, silk tulle, radzimir, georgette, fabrics that float or else hang more heavily, sometimes superimposed, conferring great delicacy on the silhouettes. The palette of colors ranges from brown, candied chestnut, beige, gray and orange, punctuated by odd touches of gold, to blacks and whites.

    The bride wears pants and a lace bustier in tulle and satin, inlaid with motifs in pink and white wool, and a jacket with a train embroidered with feathers. All the models wear gros grain headbands slipped onto a tall, wispy chignon that delicately exposes and softens the neckline. Embroidery with stones, matt sequins, beads, feathers and skillful pleating add elegant touches to the collection, highlighting the ateliers’ virtuosity and the endless quest for perfection embodied by Chanel Haute Couture.

    Françoise‑Claire Prodhon

    © Olivier Saillant

  • July 8th, 2016
    MAKING THE FALL-WINTER <BR />HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    MAKING THE FALL-WINTER
    HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

  • July 7th, 2016
    THE STORY OF THE SHOW <BR/ >FALL-WINTER HAUTE COUTURE

    THE STORY OF THE SHOW
    FALL-WINTER HAUTE COUTURE

  • July 7th, 2016

    SNAPSHOTS AT THE GRAND PALAIS

    Fall‑Winter 2016/17 Haute Couture show

    © Amira Fritz

  • July 7th, 2016
    THE BRIDE

    THE BRIDE

    The Fall‑Winter 2016/17 Haute Couture show was brought to a close by a bride adorned with lace, tulle and satin, and incrusted with motifs in pink and white wool. For this season, the silhouette designed by Karl Lagerfeld consists of a bustier, pants and jacket with a train embroidered with feathers.

  • July 7th, 2016

    BACKSTAGE

    Fall‑Winter 2016/17 Haute Couture collection
    July 5th, Grand Palais, Paris

    © Benoit Peverelli

  • July 6th, 2016
    KARL LAGERFELD’S INTERVIEW

    KARL LAGERFELD’S INTERVIEW

    By Rebecca Lowthorpe

  • July 6th, 2016
    COLLECTION DETAILS <BR /> FALL-WINTER HAUTE COUTURE

    COLLECTION DETAILS
    FALL-WINTER HAUTE COUTURE

  • July 6th, 2016
    GRAPHIC CUTS

    GRAPHIC CUTS

    The geometric lines designed by Karl Lagerfeld underscore the waist and accentuate the shoulders. The cuts create a clean, structural look for the silhouettes of the Fall‑Winter 2016/17 Haute Couture collection.

    © Sketch by Karl Lagerfeld

  • July 6th, 2016
    HAUTE COUTURE FITTINGS

    HAUTE COUTURE FITTINGS

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