It was about time, I would say, to move fashion where it suits best: in a library. This season, at CHANEL fall winter 19/20 haute-couture collection show, Grand Palais was transformed into a grand circular library complete with walkways.
An eternal book lover, Virginie Viard, the successor of Karl Lagerfeld, continues the tradition of some amazing setups. “I dreamt about a woman with nonchalant elegance and a fluid and free silhouette; everything I like about the CHANEL allure,” confided Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of CHANEL Fashion collections.
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How this woman looks like?
What did I liked from the runway?
First, the beautiful tweed coat all buttoned up, some comfortable slippers and a look similar to a high school teacher. As soft as robes, the tweed coats, straight or wraparound, skim the floor, playing with masculine influences.
Then, the dress in black and white, where the very feminine line alternates between a little belted dress in pleated two-tone tweed with a small collar and layered feuilleté cuffs.
The third look is one to take home: a long classical black dress with a twist. A sense of comfort emanates from the silhouettes, inciting us to take time to read in this beautiful library.
The fourth look I loved includes a large skirt and a very complicated yet delicate opt, with ruffles on the collar and buttons all over. Sometimes, layered collars resemble the spine of a book left partially open.
The last one of my favourites? A long dark navy dress (belted, of course): so simple and so sophisticated at the same time!
Photography: (c) CHANEL / Olivier Saillant for Chanel