Today, Creative Director Virginie Viard unveils Chanel's awe-inspiring Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection. The show, which debuts as a beautiful video directed by Dutch filmmaker and graphic designer Anton Corbijn, embodies the warmth of a traditional family gathering. Chanel is home at the Grand Palais, after all, one last time before its renovation this year. Models descend the stairs of the legendary venue in exquisite formation and enter what seems to be a feminine wonderland of florals, string lights, and wedding-like decor.
Viard attempts to capture the familial spirit of Chanel with this collection. Her focus on oversized petticoats, ruffled boleros, and fitted vests aim to give the clothes a liberating feeling, as the pieces are perfect for dancing on a warm summer evening. As always, Chanel sets the standard for artistic detailing and perfection with detailed textures, embroidered macramé, and intricate tweeds.
In addition to directing the show film, Corbijn produced a series of "family" photographs in the ateliers of the Maison located at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris. The Chanel models were joined by celebrity friends of the house Lily-Rose Depp, Vanessa Paradis, and Penélope Cruz in this endearing homage to vintage portraits.