Grace Kelly, Delphine Seyrig, and Jeanne Moreau: three legendary women whom – amongst others – formed the inspiration for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2021 ready to wear collection. Accompanied by a big sign spelling Chanel, models walked the runway dressed in clothes that cover all facets of an actress’ life. The big Chanel sign, referring to the Hollywood sign on the hills of Santa Monica. Let’s take a closer look at the way in which Virginie Viard translated some legendary on-screen Chanel moments to a modern wardrobe.
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Chanel Spring/Summer 2021
“I was thinking about actresses at the photocall, on the red carpet, that moment when they’re being called to by the photographers: their faces a little distracted, their attitude a little out of sync with the outfits they’re wearing. And then there are the fans waiting for them behind the barriers, this very lively side to cinema that happens beyond cinema, that’s what I like,” explains Virginie Viard, “This collection is a tribute to the muses of the House. Some of them are far away, it’s been a long time since we saw them. Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld dressed so many actresses in films and in real life. I was thinking about them who make us dream so much. But without wanting to replicate. Without falling into a vintage citation. I wanted it to be very joyful, colourful, and very vibrant too.”
Joy, bright colors and vibrant vibes are just what we need in times like these. On top of that, escaping today’s world while watching a nostalgic movie sounds like a pandemic-proof plan. Therefore, this collection is everything we need and more.