by Mabel Roy
  • 1 minute read
  • July 09, 2020
Chanel’s Fall/Winter Haute Couture Creations Draw Inspiration From Karl Lagerfeld’s Glamorous Life

Paris Haute Couture Week hit the virtual runway for the first time this year and on 7 July, day two of the event, Chanel dropped its Autumn-Winter 2020/21 collection, marked by its signature sophistication. Captured by Mikael Jansson, this collection is truly romantic in essence and features designs that exude nonchalant elegance.

The creations draw inspiration from Karl’s luxe lifestyle and eccentric taste in fashion. “I was thinking about eccentric princesses, the kind of women that Karl Lagerfeld liked to accompany at parties or at ‘Le Palace’,” says creative director Virginie Viard in a statement.

While Chanel’s Haute Couture SS 2020 collection was a take on the simplicity of the Aubazine, where Gabrielle Coco Chanel spent her formative years, the 30 looks (not the usual 70) in the AW 2020/21  collection are packed with the energy of the roaring ’80s. The pieces were paired with Chanel’s Haute Joaillerie collection for added zest.

Think about ultra-rock romanticism – with a punk mood, edgy hairdos, flowy tweed dresses and ornate jewelry, this tasteful collection is like a gorgeous 18th century party come to life.

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