Virginie Viard presents the much anticipated CHANEL fall/winter 2021 show in Paris. The star-studded show tuned in remotely for a special portrait series by Dutch photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh. Take a look below at the portraits and the show in full.
Ten CHANEL ambassadors were photographed remotely by the Dutch photography duo, Inez & Vinoodh: the singers Angèle, Jennie Kim and G-Dragon, the actresses Margaret Qualley, Whitney Peak, Victoria Song and Nana Komatsu, the producer Caroline de Maigret, the model Liu Wen, as well as the musician and model Soo Joo Park.
Four more portraits complete this series and feature the models Amanda Sanchez, Blesnya Minher and Ola Rudnicka, plus the sound illustrator and long-term collaborator of the House, Michel Gaubert who created the playlist for the collection.
Everyone in these snapshots is dressed in pieces from the latest CHANEL collections.
“I love contrasts, so for the more voluminous winter pieces, I wanted a small space. I don’t know if this is because of the times we live in, but I wanted something warm, lively. I imagined the models doing a show for themselves, going from room to room, crossing each other in staircases, piling their coats up in the cloakroom and going up to the next floor to get changed. And 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 describing the atmosphere of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to-Wear show.
“So, I decided to go to Castel. I like Castel so much for its many salons, the spiral staircase, its bar, the journey through this venue, its little house style, where the models can get changed, dressed and undressed, do their make-up together, and have fun like a girls night in. It’s very sensual.”
“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.”
“Today some of these silhouettes make me think of Stella Tennant’s allure, the way she wore certain pieces, it was so Chanel.”
– Virginie Viard
See the full collection below. Images and text courtesy of Chanel.