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.
Closely fitted at the waist, tweed jackets take on a modern look: with their puffy shoulders and sleeves they resemble bomber jackets, reflecting the relaxed spirit of the collection. Dotted with diamond motifs or hazy zigzags, they feature buttons in the tones of vellum and other fine printing papers.
Lightness runs through the Fall-Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture collection and is reflected in the choice of fabrics — pleated georgette, layered chiffon, draped organza — and in the full volumes, set off with a belt or a knotted bow. Transparent effects heighten the impression of fluidity.
The House ambassadors and friends of the House were invited to the Grand Palais in Paris to discover the Fall-Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture collection.