Haute Couture show
Inspired by the mythical animal sculptures inside Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31, rue Cambon, in Paris, the Spring Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard reveals embroideries of exquisite lightness. Models emerge from inside wooden sculptures created by artist Xavier Veilhan.
House Ambassadors and Friends of the House at the Show
Angèle, Vanessa Paradis, Xavier Veilhan, G-Dragon and Tilda Swinton, were among the guests gathered at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris for the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard and inspired by the bestiary of drawings and sculptures inside Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment. The minimalist decor was brought to life by Xavier Veilhan’s mobile sculptures made of wood, cardboard and paper.
Directed by Caroline de Maigret.
Behind the Bestiary
From his Parisian studio to the Grand Palais Éphémère, artist Xavier Veilhan muses on the dreamlike animal sculptures that inhabit the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture show decor. The bestiary marries his artistic universe with the symbols of Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31, rue Cambon, in Paris.
Students visit the set of the show
Invited to visit the set designed by Xavier Veilhan for the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture show, students discovered the larger-than-life animals made of wood, cardboard and paper inspired by the mythical animal sculptures present in Gabrielle Chanel's apartment at 31, rue Cambon. This visit in the presence of Bruno Pavlovsky, president of CHANEL SAS and of le19M, and of the artist Xavier Veilhan also allows students to experience the unique world of Parisian Haute Couture, its level of demand and creativity, but also its role in the preservation and development of exquisite savoir-faire.
A Flight of Fantasy
Larger-than-life, an imaginary bird created by the artist Xavier Veilhan alights in the rue Cambon, in Paris, revealing a first look at the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard and embodied by model Vivienne Rohner.
From Gabrielle Chanel’s library to the iconic mirrored staircase, she explores a mythical bestiary that entwines the artist’s dream world with that of CHANEL.
At the invitation of Virginie Viard, artist Xavier Veilhan meets the world of CHANEL Haute Couture once again, for the Spring-Summer 2023 show presented at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris.
For this show, the artist presents a stylised bestiary, freely inspired by the universe of the House and his own.
Imagined as a continuation of the creative dialogue initiated in January 2022, this opus constitutes the third part of a triptych.
Drawing: Xavier Veilhan