THE WEDDING DRESS
SPRING-SUMMER HAUTE COUTURE SHOW
Both romantic and modern, Karl Lagerfeld designed an exquisite wedding dress to close the Chanel Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection. This fairy tale dress inspired by flora, was created in the Lemarié ateliers. A dozen people over a month assembled more than 3,000 components.
The gown's entirely sequin-embroidered short-sleeved top, flared over a long train which was like a bed of flowers. Barely colored by occasional pops of delicate pink, this subtle collage of pristine petals revealed a composition that blended chiffon, organza, white iridescent plastic curls, rhinestones and pearls. In lieu of the traditional white veil, Karl Lagerfeld used a wide-brimmed hat topped with a cloud-like tulle.
© Olivier Saillant