CHANEL FW24/25 Haute Couture

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CHANEL FW24/25 Haute Couture

Presented by the Fashion Creation Studio, the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2024/25 Haute Couture collection pays tribute to the Palais Garnier, in Paris.

Presented by the Fashion Creation Studio, the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2024/25 Haute Couture collection pays tribute to the Palais Garnier, in Paris. Playing a key role ever since its creation, in both the history of fashion and the House, this hotspot of performance and elegance, where everything is about glances, gazes and putting oneself on display, is today hosting the CHANEL runway show. Sophisticated, luxurious, theatrical, the collection reveals itself in the outside corridors surrounding the auditorium, transformed for the occasion into red velvet opera boxes. Usual landmarks are modified, perceptions are reversed, the experience of the Palais Garnier is renewed. A set designed by the French director Christophe Honoré.

Here, the worlds of Haute Couture and opera mingle. Feathers, tassels, cabochons and embroidered flowers, precious braids, lacquered jersey, supple tweeds, silky velvet, illusion tulle, taffeta and duchesse satin: opulent materials that delicately rustle. The volumes are diaphanous, the sleeves puffed, and the flounces pleated. Richly embroidered, the collection imbues the House codes with a romantic twist. A CHANEL suit with box pleats revisited in burgundy tweed trimmed with white satin, a black corduroy tuxedo and a white blouse with an embroidered plastron, a black suit with a long culotte and a short, fitted jacket with shoulders swathed in black feathers, dance among long coats, voluminous capes and evening gowns, evoking a modernised stage tradition and a certain science of pageantry.

Matte, glossy, lacquered: light reigns supreme. A palette of black, gold, silver, ivory, fuchsia, pale pink, celadon hints at the most splendid of soirees. In this institution, we see, we are seen, we experience emotions. It’s also a place for dance. As Major Patron of the Opéra national de Paris since 2023, Patron of the Ballet de l’Opéra since 2021 and Patron of the dance season’s Opening Gala since 2018, CHANEL is deeply involved. Its history, associated with that of the discipline, the avant-garde ballets of yesterday and today, and intimately linked, in its very creation, to that of movement, has attested to this for over a hundred years. With a tutu, Pierrot outfits, nods to the ballets Le Train Bleu (1924) and Apollon Musagète (1928) – for which Gabrielle Chanel created the revolutionary costumes – dresses for divas, princesses and brides, the Fall-Winter 2024/25 Haute Couture collection leads us into a world where clothes dress the space as much as they conquer it.

Against this vibrant backdrop, the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2024/25 Haute Couture collection showcases the technical expertise, virtuosity and sensitivity of the CHANEL Haute Couture ateliers where some 150 people work in six ateliers at 31, rue Cambon, next to the CHANEL Fashion Creation Studio and close to the Palais Garnier.

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