The CHANEL Haute Couture ateliers use a variety of exceptional techniques to build multiple types of pleats and folds. Monochromatic silhouettes feature a combination of tiered knife pleats, organ-pleat flounces and sunray pleats. Folding produces diaphanous reliefs and undulating volumes in an orangey chiffon negligee and in emerald green or fuchsia pink georgette sheath dresses.
Textured lacework is appliquéd on the full length of dresses using silver lamé thread in floral patterns, the metallic effect illuminating a fuchsia pink flounced design. Hand-painted flower petals on green tulle resemble delicately chased motifs, their contours enhanced by the lace.
Evening dresses showcase the savoir-faire of CHANEL Haute Couture, from the impeccable fall of the fabric to the precision of the details. Long black sheath dresses, draped velvet, organza and satin, adorned with a knotted bow or enhanced with a belt, extend into a cloud of feathers or a cascade of folds.