Wonderland.

CHANEL SS21

For Chanel’s SS21 collection, Virginie Viard fashioned up a love letter to French cinema and the it-girls of yesteryear.

Chanel SS21 show mini dress
Chanel SS21 show mini dress

Well, Virginie Viard did not come to play this season! For SS21, the house’s new creative director took inspiration from the it-girls of yesteryear – think Romy Schneider, Anna Karina, Jeanne Moreau – not you Bridgitte Bardot! “This collection is a tribute to the muses of the house,” said Viard of her fashionable love letter to cinema, and what a tribute it was.

The playful, youth-centred collection had everything from high-waisted denim in bubblegum pinks and baby blue’s to sleek printed tees bearing the 5-second countdown of a film leader. Yes, printed t-shirts, at Chanel! Prints were done in electrifying neon, on an array of rainbow-lit bags, asymmetric dresses and baggy overshirts, giving a whole new meaning to fluorescent adolescent.

The classic codes of the house were still there too, in pastel scarves, pastel boucle knit vests, teenie pastel clutches that dangled from wrist-chains and even pastel renditions of the Marge Simpson Chanel suit. It was betwixt these staples that Viard’s zest for youth shone brightest, in splashes of red silk and shimmering black glitter, on printed skirts and iPhone carrying neck-pouches. Whether organza capes or ostrich feathered bolero jackets are your poison or not, you can’t deny Viard knows exactly how to fashion up a good time, and look fabulous doing it.

Chanel SS21 show leotard
Chanel SS21 show halterneck dress
Chanel SS21 show jacket
Chanel SS21 show leotard
Chanel SS21 show halterneck dress
Chanel SS21 show jacket
Chanel SS21 show jumper
Chanel SS21 show sequin jacket
Chanel SS21 show t-shirt
Chanel SS21 show jumper
Chanel SS21 show sequin jacket
Chanel SS21 show t-shirt
Chanel SS21 show bolero
Chanel SS21 show floor length dress
Chanel SS21 show floor length asymmetric
Chanel SS21 show bolero
Chanel SS21 show floor length dress
Chanel SS21 show floor length asymmetric
Words
Bailey Slater
CHANEL SS21

Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related → Related →