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Costumes by CHANEL — on a gossamer silk organza, beads, lurex threads and silk petals draw a bouquet of flowers in relief, delicately affixed on a black line painted by hand. The precision of CHANEL's Métiers d’art mirrors the exacting rigour of the corps de ballet.
The costumes for last night’s ‘Variations’ ballet performed at the Opera national de Paris opening gala were designed by the House, under the direction of Virginie Viard, with Lemarié’s contribution. A member of CHANEL’s Métiers d’art, the floral work of the House’s artisans represents meticulous savoir-faire skills.
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