A Collection of Time for CHANEL Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture
The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection opened with a regal statement—equestrian Charlotte Casiraghi arrives atop horseback donning a signature tweed blazer with sequin. Then, as they say—we’re off.
SS 2022 and the enlistment of artist Xavier Veilhan mark the first time the House has partnered with a contemporary artist to stage the show’s decor. Held at the Grand Palais Éphémère, the environment aided in the overall vision for the show.
“These geometric shapes made me want contrasts, a great lightness and a lot of freshness: ethereal dresses that float as if suspended. Lots of flounces, fringes, macramé, bright lace, iridescent tweeds, colourful jewelled buttons.“– Virginie Viard
Audiences are accustomed to couture, which means elaborate gowns, and this collection puts to the test the idea that separates can be crafted and presented in a way worthy of the runway. Viard does this with a light playfulness and a colorful palette favoring eveningwear. Soft rose tweed sets and dresses are presented alongside soft chiffons and feather offerings that emerge as the show progresses.
The final look showcased the iconic Chanel bride—this time a silk wedding gown featuring a slip-like foundation and overlaid with a billowy chiffon train with intricate hand beading and embellished straps.