Designer Virginie Viard presented CHANEL Fall Winter 2021.22 Haute Couture Collection, that was inspired by the work of French painters Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet, with a fashion show held at the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum. The colorful collection fuses elements inspired by the English gardens with French style, and blends the masculine with the feminine.
It was when I rediscovered these portraits of Gabrielle Chanel dressed up in black or white 1880s-style dresses, that I immediately thought about tableaux, Works by Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet. There are impressionist-inspired dresses, skirts that look like paintings and a long white satin dress punctuated with black bows like Morisot’s…
I love seeing colour in the greyness of winter, I really wanted a particularly colourful collection that was very embroidered, something warm. – Virginie Viard
“Like an Impressionist painting, the sequinned tweed of a coat seems to be made up of a multitude of paint strokes. Blouses embroidered with mauve and pink sequinned motifs, or with little red, blue and yellow daisies on a black background, are tucked into low-waisted skirts in multicolour striped tweed. Pale pink and yellow tulle pompoms embellish a black paletot jacket, just like splashes of paint…” – from Chanel