Fall-Winter 2021/22

HAUTE COUTURE
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Painting is at the heart of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture collection by Virginie Viard, unveiled amongst the Neo-Renaissance architecture of the Palais Galliera. Inspired by movements of French painting, a multitude of fashion muses are brought to life by the magic of the Haute Couture ateliers, as colourful tweed suits echo Impressionist brushstrokes and dresses bloom with English garden flowers.

In conversation with Caroline de Maigret

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For the Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture show, CHANEL ambassador Caroline de Maigret hosts a series of conversations between friends and ambassadors of the House.

Sofia Coppola and Margaret Qualley, Anna Mouglalis and Anamaria Vartolomei, Alma Jodorowsky and Karidja Touré, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Lyna Khoudri, Soo Joo Park and Blesnya Minher, Laura Bailey and Chloe Wise all share their impressions of the collection.

SHOW SOUNDTRACK

Listen to the Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture show soundtrack inspired by the spirit of the collection.

Collection Preview

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Personifying a multitude of fashion muses, Margaret Qualley revels in the Neo-Renaissance architecture of the Palais Galliera — a classic frame for the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture show.

Collection preview as seen by Sofia Coppola.

Photographed by Mikael Jansson.

Collection Preview

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Personifying a multitude of fashion muses, Margaret Qualley revels in the Neo-Renaissance architecture of the Palais Galliera — a classic frame for the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture show.

Collection preview as seen by Sofia Coppola.

Photographed by Mikael Jansson.

Framing precious moments of fashion magic in classic black and white, photographer Mikael Jansson captures the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture collection as it comes to life in the hands of the CHANEL Haute Couture ateliers at 31 rue Cambon in the days before being unveiled at the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum.

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Muse, museum, mode.
We sing much about museums but not enough about the muses.
Is it because we rarely meet them?
But when we do...
See them, there, beyond the rows of columns where light and shadow play, appearing and disappearing behind the chiselled curve of the stone, dressed in tweed and silk, where the jewels, the flowers - and the jewels that are flowers - blossom.
See them come forward, these sublime inspirers, their waists cinched in velvets encrusted with pearls, or liberated beneath the pleats, walking like statues that have come alive among those that are not - allegories of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture - in this palace that awakens beneath the lights of beauty, rhythm and allure.

Fashion muses that enchant a museum: Galliera!
A magical name, with the scent of a legend. The name of a blue-eyed duchess born in Genoa, who sought to give her collection of masterpieces a worthy showcase in the City of Light. Flemish, Spanish and Italian paintings, 18th century French furniture, Sèvres porcelain, precious clocks where time would stand still, as in this peristyle with its cloister-like appearance, where the columns reach towards the sky, winding around themselves.
A captivating palace, that would unite the marble dreams of Andrea Palladio and the visionary ironwork of Gustave Eiffel, the staircases and the gardens, and would be both Italian and French, Renaissance and Belle Époque, otherworldly yet eruditely structured.
A dream museum, today restored to its former splendour thanks to the House of CHANEL and which is now home, under its red brick and cut stone vaults, to the most astounding treasures in the history of fashion, from the 18th century to the present day.

Day dresses and evening gowns, casaquins and court attire, hats and gloves, and even Marie-Antoinette's bodice recommended by Rose Bertin, "Minister of Fashion"... Blue silk taffeta, green satin, gilded silver lace, graceful cuts, victorious over time. If clothes have their history, history has its clothes, exhibited in the "Gabrielle Chanel Galleries" by a patronage devoted to art, taste and style, making Galliera the first permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of fashion in Paris.

Proof, if proof was needed, that fashion is always at home in Paris, and that it continues to triumph today thanks to the lively gait of these Haute Couture muses, there, behind the columns where the light plays.

Photograph by Mikael Jansson

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Special thanks to Paris Musées and the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum.