The Maison invited us to the wedding of the century for their dreamy Spring/Summer 2021 show.
Spring is usually the time to celebrate new nuptials and raise a glass to newly-wed couples at glamours weddings. But with the ongoing pandemic most people have put their weddings on hold – but not Chanel. Unveiling their new Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection today, the fashion house invited us to the glass-domed nave of Paris’ Grand Palais and rolled out a petal-strewn aisle for us.
With a remix of The Ronettes “Be My Baby” rumbling through the sound system, fairy lights lit up and various guests wafted down the sweeping staircases for an intimate summer celebration. Draped in Lana Del Rey flower crowns and a-line pastel flamenco maxi skirts, Chanel provided a romantic collection that honed on the famine charm of original Haute Couture salons.
Embracing the freedom of a summer evening, the collection revelled in timeless elegance with organza petticoat dresses, black chiffon gowns and voluminous silk tulle skirts adorned with white daisies. Chanel made sure every guest came in style, with sequinned waistcoats and sparkling boucle jackets with matching wide-leg trousers, the collection gave a nod to Coco Channel’s approval of menswear in her designs. The standout piece from the show was by far the penultimate black dress worn with Anna Wintour-approved sunglasses. Made with boundless amounts of black tulle, the dress was completed with a diamanté midriff chain for a sultry look.
But like most, all fairytale weddings must come to an end, and the show came to a climax with the arrival of the bridge on a white stallion. Wearing a floor-length long-sleeve button front dress, the bride looked as if she had stepped out of a vintage wedding album with an ecru satin train not far behind.
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