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Chanel presented the Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture Show within a circular botanical glasshouse erected underneath the dome of the Grand Palais. At the show's opening, a tropical garden blooming with paper flowers revealed the magic of lush, multi-colored vegetation.
It is a collection that Karl Lagerfeld designed using a sumptuous palette of fresh, vibrant colors that were loosely inspired by an extraordinary and generous garden. The first suits to walk set the tone: bright orange, electric blue, pollen yellow and hot pink underscored the modern style of the collection's silhouettes, which were accessorized with sock-like black leather boots and oversized wide-brimmed hats with straw concealed by a veil of black tulle. Cropped tweed jackets with long or three-quarter sleeves were married with low-cut skirts revealing the models' midriff. These skirts, either short and flared, slender and straight, or flowing and twirling, were embellished with skinny belts whose unusual length accompanied the garments' movement for the ultimate finishing touch. Black and white, Chanel's iconic colors, surfaced in the form of graphic, sleek suits. Lively and airy, silk chiffon was used to create a subtle play of layering and transparency, which was masterfully showcased by large belted coats worn over tone-on-tone sets and dresses in black, pink and bright red. Embroideries, origami folds, braided and fringed chiffon, pearls, sequins, material effects and delicate motifs conveyed the full extent of the ateliers' expertise. The countless floral motifs that emphasized the collections' theme enchanted the evening with their magnificence.
Bouquets of organza, leather, tulle, rhodoid and pearls bloomed from skirts, jackets and sleeves while also gracing chiffon mittens, and elegant knit hats were dotted with an array of precious flowers. Poetic and modern, the Chanel flower women incarnated a larger-than-life garden in which Haute Couture rhymed with perfection.
Sfilata Haute Couture Primavera-Estate 2015, 27 Gennaio, Grand Palais, Parigi.
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Intervista realizzata da Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni dopo la sfilata Haute Couture Primavera-Estate 2015.
Grand Palais, Parigi.
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Per la Primavera-Estate 2015, Chanel rende omaggio a due delle sue borse emblematiche, la borsa classica con la chiusura iconica a doppia C - chiamata da Karl Lagerfeld 11.12 - e la Boy Chanel, e svela la borsa Girl Chanel, ultima creazione di Karl Lagerfeld.
Karl Lagerfeld riunisce sotto il suo obiettivo tre donne, ciascuna con un proprio stile e un proprio universo, che rappresentano oggi l'immagine di Chanel.
Così, Kristen Stewart diventa il volto di 11.12 bag, Alice Dellal continua la sua storia con la Boy Chanel mentre Vanessa Paradis incarna la nuova borsa Girl Chanel.
Per la sfilata Haute Couture Primavera-Estate 2015, un decoro ispirato ad una serra botanica ha fatto da sfondo alla presentazione della collezione. Fiori meccanici si aprivano al passaggio delle modelle.
Servizio fotografico realizzato da Karl Lagerfeld a Parigi per la collezione Haute Couture Primavera-Estate 2015.
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Dossier stampa Haute Couture Primavera-Estate 2015, foto di Karl Lagerfeld.