The Chanel show at the Grand Palais, spelled the brand’s name in giant letters, evoking the iconic Hollywood sign in the Santa Monica mountains.

October 9, 2020

The Chanel Spring 2021 RTW collection is tribute to the muses of the House with a collection with a very Parisian girl cool.

“Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld dressed so many actresses in films and in real life. I was thinking about them who make us dream so much. But without wanting to replicate. Without falling into a vintage citation. I wanted it to be very joyful, colorful, and very vibrant too,” said Virginie Viard.

So, alongside the ecru and black tweed suits, are jeans in fluorescent colors, fluid dresses and t-shirts printed with the letters of Chanel like neon-lights, pale pink capri pants, long dresses printed with little flowers in black and white, or in an ultra-fine tweed, outfits embroidered with sequins, bermuda short suits and layers of asymmetry…

“I was thinking about actresses at the photocall, on the red carpet, that moment when they’re being called to by the photographers: their faces a little distracted, their attitude a little out of sync with the outfits they’re wearing. And then there are the fans waiting for them behind the barriers, this very lively side to cinema that happens beyond cinema, that’s what I like,” explains Virginie Viard.

Relive the day of the latest Chanel Spring 2021 RTW show. Listen to friends of the House share their experience of the show from around the world.


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