After the austerity of the Spring/Summer 2020 Haute Couture, inspired by Gabrielle ‘’Coco’’ Chanel’s schoolgirl uniforms at the Aubazine convent, Virginie Viard wanted to swing to a couture lineup so unapologetically maximalist for fall in an edited collection of 30 looks instead of the usual 70.
‘’It’s an eccentric girl with a touch of the Eighties. I wanted something joyful’’, the designer said.
There were colorful tweeds layered with gold chains, brooches and pearls, minidress with the traditional Chanel braid trim reworked in rhinestones, short frothy taffeta dress, Marie-Antoinette shoes, faille ball skirts, looks made using tweeds made from fantasy yarns from Vimar 1991, the yarn maker that the french House has recently acquired, and Byzantine-inspired jewels as embroidery elements on a jacket of black and white tweed – the fruit of a collaboration between Chanel and the Paris jeweler Goossens.
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