The Grand Palais, a favorite place for Chanel fashion shows, has been closed for renovation, so the French luxury brand is moving to the Grand Palais Éphémère, with the interior transformed into a tweed wonderland, to unveil its Fall/Winter 2022 collection.
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The collection took inspiration from Scotland’s River Tweed, the river that gave Chanel the fabric’s iconic name, synonymous with the house. “We followed the footsteps of Gabrielle Chanel along the River Tweed, to imagine tweeds in the colors of this landscape”, said Virginie Viard.
Gabrielle Chanel has often walked along the river, as she strolled the Highlands with her lover, the second Duke of Westminster. There, the hues of these breathtaking landscapes permeated her imagination and inspired the palette of her future collections.
Viard’s color palette was inspired by images of the River Tweed in Scotland shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. She used the full gamut of shades, from psychedelic pinks, purples and greens, to earthy tones fit for country walks at Balmoral Castle.
As for the looks, they were both feminine and elegant as long dresses and suits were accessorized with colorful tweed tights and jackets were paired with matching tweed bags.Viard used the signature material in new and fresh ways, adding a modern element to Chanel’s beloved trademark. Outfits were adorned with stacked necklaces and waist chains and came with thick ribbed tights in muted hues alongside Wellington boots – some cropped just below the knee, other’s thigh high – both emblazoned with the House’s CC’s.
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