During the party following the CHANEL 2021/22 Métiers d’art show in Florence, guests were treated to a surprise performance by Belgian singer-songwriter Angèle, a House ambassador since February 2020. After discovering the collection, presented against a new backdrop in the heart of the Stazione Leopolda, the musician took to the stage to perform some of her most emblematic songs.
At the end of her show, she talked about the party and her relationship with CHANEL, recently reaffirmed by the stage costumes specially created for her “Nonante-Cinq Tour” by Virginie Viard.
Can you tell us about your performance at the party?
I decided to perform six songs, I wanted the same energy you get at concert even though it was a smaller venue and a smaller format. I was really happy to be accompanied by my dancers and musicians because it perfectly represents my vision of a show!
What does it mean to you to do this performance for the CHANEL Métiers d’art show?
I’m so happy to have been able to perform at the Métiers d’art show. I really value the importance of detail and craftsmanship, and I feel very lucky.
Could you tell us about your stage costume?
I was wearing one of my stage outfits. I asked the House of CHANEL to make all my outfits for the tour. I’d had a few ideas for silhouettes that were inspired by the Spring-Summer 1995 Ready-to- Wear collection, the year of my birth and the name of my second album, Nonante-Cinq. I wore a jacket and cropped brassiere top in pink tweed, with a black sequinned skirt.
How would you describe your connection to CHANEL?
I’ve been working with CHANEL for a few years now and it’s such a great opportunity. As one thing leads to another, we’ve built a relationship that keeps growing as the projects come along. Working with CHANEL to create my stage outfits has been a veritable consecration for me. I feel even more inspired because the outfits were made to measure, and I felt very supported by the entire CHANEL team on this incredible adventure.