MÉTIERS D'ART 2018/19
In a single design, an intricate juxtaposition of textures and contrasts required the expert contribution of several CHANEL’s Métiers d’art. This sculptural tunic dress embroidered with thousands of beads and sequins extends into a long skirt with floaty pleats. The black tulle, handmade by Maison Lognon, was slightly gathered to bring out its relief and accordion-pleated every five millimeters over a length of more than five meters. The material was given an even richer look by Maison Lemarié with the interlacing of gold thread through its weave. The centerpiece of the dress, embroidered on organza, a superposition of rhinestone and beads creating the illusion of a tweed motif, was created by Maison Lesage. By coordinating each stage of production though to assembly, CHANEL’s Ready-to-Wear ateliers bring the final design to life.