Paris-ALSHARQIYA January 27: The second day of Paris High Tailoring Week witnessed a series of shows, most notably the Chanel show. The latter took the form of a short film that evoked a rural wedding in southern France, although it was filmed in the "Grand Palais" in Paris, where the house used to present its performances.
A white tent erected for the occasion and the place may be adorned with lights and flowers, while the attendees were limited to a number of famous ambassadors and friends of the house, including actresses Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotyard, singer Vanessa Parady and her model daughter Lily Rose Depp, who all respected the rules of social distancing by sitting apart from each other.
The show was overjoyed with the presence of the bride and her friends on an occasion that seemed like a family. They wore designs inspired by the creative director of the house, Virginie Viard, from the post-World War I 1920s era marked by hope for a better future. It is the same hope that accompanies us in the year 2021 for a better tomorrow, where there is no pain and no epidemic that disrupts the peace of life.
Only 32 looks are included in the show, which is half the number we usually saw in previous Chanel shows. This is a result of the exceptional circumstances that the world is currently witnessing. Lace materials and tulle are frequently used in bright pastel dresses, while tweed emerged from its classic, boring character to adorn modern outfits, taking the form of trousers and skirts that were coordinated with simple and elegant jackets at the same time.
Ruffles and knots appeared repeatedly in more than one view, as for embroidery, which was timid and domineering at other times, but it never lost its feminine touch. The accessories receded to be replaced by arches of natural roses that adorned the heads to celebrate the arrival of the bride on a white horse and in a sophisticated dress that embodied all the concepts of modern elegance, far from appearances of sophistication, and in the style of Chanel that remains alive in every time and place. Check out some of the Maison's haute couture looks for Spring / Summer 2021