Chanel- WOMENSWEAR collection Autumn-Winter 2016/17 in Paris (with interviews)

Theme: First Row collection, 750 meters of a front row under the glass roof of the Grand Palais.Silhouette: reference to Coco Chanel, with tweed suits, couture details, a play on lacing and quilting effects. Many proposals for a slender figure, with colours (declination of raspberry pink) and with "Choupette" and "Camellia” printsFocus on: the oversized trench coat with a fabric mix+ the white sweater buttons up the back + the delicacy of some dresses in lace with overlays of ruffles. Note: the zip on the side of the skirt to reveal whether or not the leg, pearl necklace accumulations and the boater had with a jewelled chin strap. Interviews from Karl Lagerfeld & Caroline de MaigretKarl Lagerfeld :I did this ‘front row’ idea for two reasons. Firstly, everyone wants to be on the front row! But of course that isn’t possible there aren’t kilometres worth of a front row. Secondly, often people in the big schools sit behind and complain that they can’t see the details. Today, they can’t complain as nearly everyone could see the details even if the girls walked past in high speed, as there was 750 metres of runway, which is a global solution for a stage! Caroline de Maigret :Being on the front row, you can see the beautiful fabrics, see the atelier’s work and understand how interesting it is when you really take your time and are able to do such stunning clothes. Karl Lagerfeld :For the boots, we can see how the top is different to the bottom, with horizontal lacing which is also done on some clothes. Everyone does vertical lacing so I thought it was time to do lacing in another way.The down jackets are a little different because everyone does quilted puffers. So we call ours the Chesterfields, like the sofas. We didn’t do quilting as it is everywhere.Music of the show, (donot reuse for more than 7 days after the show)

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