Here Chanel shows us the amount of detail and work that goes into one dress – imagine how much work goes into creating the entire collection! Watch the masters of their craft at work…
January 24, 2013
Chanel shared a video of the scene backstage at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture presentation at the Grand Palais, Paris.
January 23, 2013
The Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture collection is so intricate that sometimes it’s hard to see how much detail goes into each piece. I’ve compiled some of my favorite detail shots below. Enjoy!
The hair and makeup at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture was whimsical and exquisite. The models looked like a cross between woodland nymphs and elegant feathered creature walking through the magical forest that Karl Lagerfeld conujured from his dreams. The striking elements of the beauty was the elaborate feather and tulle headpieces and the dramatic eyes. The eye makeup was dark and included tulle that was adhered to the skin around the models’ eyes. From crystal eyebrows the tulle lashes, Peter Philips is truly an artist at realizing Karl’s designs through beauty.
Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:
Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense
LE VOLUME DE CHANEL Mascara in Black
STYLO EYESHADOW in Black Stream (Available May 2013)
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Frivole
ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm
ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Fantasque
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Emprise on the hands
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Black Satin on the feet
See more details of the behind-the-scenes beauty below…
3 Images in Post: Chanel
Other images in gallery: Style.com
As always, the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture show invited a who’s who of the cultural icons. Guests included Theopholis London, Rita Ora, Grimes and Yukimi Nagano as well as Chanel muses Diane Kruger, Anna Mouglalis, Inés de la Fressange, Ana Giradot, and Clemence Poesy. See more of the red carpet below…
“Everything has to be top of refinement, if not couture has no reason to exist…I like the idea of craziness with discipline.”
- Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection
Yesterday, the Grand Palais in Paris was transformed into a magical forest that Karl Lagerfeld saw in his dreams and sketched. His creation of a “romantic catwalk” that eschewed the rigidity of walking in a straight line was the perfect setting for Chanel’s etheral spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection.
The emphasis of the collection was on framing the shoulder. Lagerfeld created volume around the shoulders, and by doing so highlighted the neck, collar bones and shoulders of the models. The collection was cast in a palette of white, black, ivory, navy, silver and gold with hints of pastels like lavender, pink and seafoam green. The fabrics were all custom and floral gowns that looked like prints were in fact, embroidered with half-million beads. Despite the amount of embroidery, the gowns were lightweight and flowed like silk.
One of the highlights of the collection were the boots – no those were not lace pants! Some boots were constructed only of lace, while others were half lace, half the same fabric of the skirt it was worn with. I normally don’t love high boots but when they look like leggings, are made by lace and are Chanel, then I love them! I also loved the zippers in the back which were meant to mimic the look of fully fashioned stockings.
The show ended with a statement – a political one that is. Couture shows always end with a wedding gown and this time, Karl marched two brides down the runway. At a time when same-sex marriage is causing a stir in France, Karl Lagerfeld showed his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage. As if the collection couldn’t have gotten any better, Karl Lagerfeld topped himself by making a beautiful statement about love and humanity.
See the full collection below. Please click the first image to click through the slides.
Images courtesy of Chanel
Here is the whimsical, gorgeous Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture collection video – look how the Grand Palais was transformed into what Karl Lagerfeld dubbed a “magical forest.” Perfection!
MAURICE RAVEL / LE LEVER DU JOUR (DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ)
ANDY STOTT / NUMB
MATMOS / YOU (RROSE REMIX)
HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS / ICE AGE (THE SOFT MOON REMIX)
Celebrities at the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture show on January 22nd, at the Grand Palais, Paris had some great things to say about the show. Hear the thoughts of Clemence Poesy, Diane Kruger, Rita Ora, Grimes, Ana Giradot, Yukimi Nagano and Ines de la Fressange below…
Interviews by Joann Furniss
Charles Münch, Orchestre de Paris: Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2: I. Lever du jour (Maurice Ravel)
Courtesy of EMI Music / Universal Music Publishing
Andy Stott: Numb
Courtesy of Modern Love
January 22, 2013
Here we have the finished product of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Haute Couture press kit shot by Karl Lagerfeld and featuring who I believe is Marte Mei van Haaster (IMG). From these images you can begin to see the exquisite details that are the pinnacle of Chanel’s craftsmanship. More images from the runway presentation coming soon! For now, enjoy these lovely photos…
Photos by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel