Chanel Has the Most Gorgeous Coats For Fall-Winter 2021
"I thought of the shows that Karl would tell me about, back in the day, a long time ago, when the models would dress themselves and do their own make-up,” says Virginie Viard, in the fall-winter 2021 collection show notes. In a short film directed by famed Dutch photography duo Inez and Vinoodh, models in tweed coats—this time with boxy shoulders, chevron motif and floor-sweeping lengths—crossed each other casually on streets before being seen getting ready backstage at Castel, the restobar where the film was shot.
The idea of contrasts continues to be a strong theme in Viard's collections, namely in the balance between heavy outerwear with skimpy crop-tops or leg-baring mini-shorts, while faux fur boots are paired with classic tweed skirt-suits. Fur boleros and gilets, lined similarly to the Maison's tweed jackets, are worn with scrabble-like rainbow printed miniskirts.
Skiwear also made its way into the lineup—a salopettes-ski suit in white quilting embroidered with red and blue motifs being a particularly fun addition. The alpine sweater, in Viard's favourite palette of blues and hot pinks, are styled with city-friendly trousers or tweed skirts. “This collection is a mix of two influences: the ambiance of ski holidays, which I adore, and a certain idea of cool Parisian chic, from the 1970s to now," says Viard.
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See the short film below.