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© Olivier Saillant

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© Olivier Saillant

"A DRESS COMES UNDER SCULPTURE,
NOT DRAWING" GABRIELLE CHANEL

Gabrielle Chanel's fascination for Greek Antiquity had a profound influence on how she saw creation. In the center of her apartment stood a headless Venus dating from the first century BC. The timeless, strikingly modern figure implicitly reveals Gabrielle Chanel's technique, painstakingly chiselling, as it were, her garments with her fingers, her pins, the tools of her trade. She referred to the sculptor Praxiteles to explain her art and her vision of fashion, with cuts influenced by architecture, a repertoire of shapes, and fabric that draped naturally over the body.

© Anne Combaz
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© Anne Combaz

WATARU TOMINAGA
IN DIALOG WITH THE MAISONS D'ART

Wataru Tominaga was awarded the Grand Prix of the Jury Première Vision at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography last year. The Japanese designer was given the opportunity to meet Hubert Barrère, art director of the ateliers Lesage, and to produce his new collection in collaboration with the Chanel Maisons d'Art. 

The collection was presented for the first time this weekend at the 32nd Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

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