Luxury house CHANEL unveiled its Spring Summer 2023 Collection, that was inspired by Alain Resnais’ Last Year in Marienbad (1961) film, on Tuesday, September 4th, during the last day of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection is a collage of glamour imagined by designer Virginie Viard, that takes us on a free stroll through fragments, and explores an imaginary world confronted with itself. For the season, Chanel examines a woman’s freedom of movement and expression, and brings sophisticated allure, modernity and lightness.
The films we have seen, those that possess us and those we invent for ourselves, Marienbad, the Nouvelle Vague, the allure according to Gabrielle Chanel, Karl, the night, feathers, sequins, heels: I like it when things get mixed up.
Whether it’s her (Kristen Stewart), or the other women I dress, I need to feel that they like the clothes anyway. But, of the people around me, she is the closest to Gabrielle Chanel, at least to my idea of her. She understands CHANEL, its clothes. And with her, it becomes even more modern. This collection, it’s also her. – Virginie Viard.
“Bows, boas, rhinestone boots, jersey worked like scales, white jacket with sequins, deconstructed prints, pastel tweeds; gold dress in velvet panne, side slit black dress, flowing over the body; in lace, like a flower, or in light chiffon.” – from Chanel