Chanel Haute-Couture Spring/10

Chanel’s Neon Baroque collection was a festival of soft pastel and silver colours. The reality was that amidst the cloud grey, pistachio green, and peachy pink tulles, laces, and chiffons were mercury-effect embroideries and leather mittens in hammered pewter.

La collection Neon Baroque de Chanel a été un festival de pastel et de l'argent couleurs. La réalité est qu'au milieu des nuages gris, vert pistache, et tulles roses, de dentelles et mousselines étaient mercure effet de broderies et des mitaines en cuir en étain martelé.

1,300 hundred hours were spent by Chanel’s Metiers d’Art ateliers bringing the dresses to life, and AnOther magazine revealed their behind-the-scenes work in progress.

1300 cent heures ont été dépensés par les ateliers des Metiers d'Art de Chanel qui porte les robes à la vie, et AnOther magazine a révélé leur behind-the-scenes travaux en cours.


  1. the best collection yet!

  2. For all of those who, like I, have been privileged to work in a Haute Couture environment, it is clear that the fabrication process is as interesting as the result. It is amazing to see the technical knowledge, the understanding of fashion and clothing that the seamstresses (Première, première main, petites mains..) have. It is their knowledge that makes the design possible. The works of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano have benefitted hugely (even in their own lines) from their first-hand experience of Haute Couture. Before they joined Givenchy / Dior, their concepts and designs were good but the actual realisation was relatively underpar. Nowadays their ready-to-wear lines are far better cut and sewn!

    Seems like this article is a must-read.