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Spring-Summer 2020

From backstage to the show, a closer look at the Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear looks and accessories.

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Mini-Shorts With
Matching Sequinned Tops

Making their way across the Paris rooftops using walkways and small flights of steps, the models appear wearing mini-shorts made of very fine jersey, belted with stone-set chains. They are worn with black legging-like tights, giving a dynamic look that is counterbalanced by sandals and tops scattered with metallic sequins.

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FLOUNCED SLEEVES AND COLLARS

Cascades of flounces, a sophisticated detail of the Spring-Summer 2020 collection, set off collars and cuffs and give them a lighter-than-air feel. Long, diaphanous midnight blue dresses have flounced collars and shirred cuffs, sometimes accented by delicate cuff bracelets. White blouses in fine knit have smocked lower sleeves extending into roundelays of sculpted broderie anglaise flounces.

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FINAL SETTINGS
WITH VIRGINIE VIARD

Final moments before the Spring-Summer 2020 show with Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of Fashion collections, in her studio at 31 rue Cambon in Paris.

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Pink Palette

Pale pink echoing the pearly grey of Paris’ zinc-clad rooftops makes its appearance in the Spring-Summer 2020 collection. It is seen in silk pleated flounces, tulle braids, feathered plumes and delicately tiered raffia on tank tops and long skirts wafting gracefully as the models pass by. Metallic on shorts, more vivid on tweed pieces, and powdery on satin skirts, this pink comes in a range of subtle variants that illuminate the collection.

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Voluminous Skirts

Made from satin, a smooth, glossy material, this season’s skirts are high-waisted. Short circle skirts, skater skirts with rounded pleats and wraparound balloon skirts are delicately ruched to increase their volume and movement. They create a rounded outline set off by a waistline accented with a double boutonnière or highlighted with a belt.

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A Silhouette In Motion

The Spring-Summer 2020 collection stands out for its fluidity, with flared or flounced skirts bouncing along the Paris rooftops reconstructed to form the setting of the show. Crafted from darkest black organza with a pearly sheen, these slightly see-through pieces are paired with delicate pleated tops or balloon-sleeve blouses accented with small bows. Their graceful, free-flowing outlines are expressed in the contrasting black and white palette so emblematic of CHANEL.

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The Chanel Print

The letters of CHANEL have been transformed into a multi-coloured motif in blue, pink and black. This new typography emblazons wide pleated skirts, a coat that extends into a diaphanous petticoat-like skirt, and light silk ensembles with flared pants. The shaded letters are repeated and mixed together, blurring the lines and syllables. They interlace to form geometric patterns referencing the architecture of the Paris rooftops that inspired the Spring-Summer 2020 collection.

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A New Take On
The Chanel Jacket

This season, the CHANEL tweed jacket has been reinterpreted as a tailored playsuit. In an abstract, vibrant check pattern, it looks almost like a mini-dress sculpting a slender outline. Another variant sees it as a tweed jacket lengthened to form a dress with a pleated or flounced skirt.

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