Of course it is! Pictured in this post are Chanel Haute Couture pieces – simple and iconic Chanel. All images in this post are from Vogue Runway site — I love that site for the abundance of inspiration and eye candy, and reviews.
The over-the-top pieces walking down other Haute Couture runways are impressive in the artfulness and technical skills of the designer and her/his team, but that’s not the be-all and end-all of Haute Couture.
Chanel Haute Couture for the Fall 2019 may have used couture sewing methods (almost everything sewn by hand to meticulous guidelines with very expensive fabric) but it feels like ready-to-wear. Am I feeling this way after viewing the art-as-fashion collections of Iris Van Helpern and Guo Pei? Probably, and I’m wrong to feel that way.
This is the first couture collection by Virginie Viard, who succeeded the late, great Karl Lagerfeld, and she has toned down the volume quite a bit, compared to other Couture 2019 and 2020 collections.
It’s the details! I noted a lovely one in the Chanel collection. I do not wear shirred items on my upper body, but i will consider it at the ankle.
Since the sleeve appendage trend has totally peaked and out the door, is the pant hem a new frontier? There’s that lounge-wear look with a loose robe and beaded pants!
There’s much more to look at in the Chanel Haute Couture collection. Go look at it and be inspired! I’m inspired to make the shirred pant hem, and the iconic houndstooth jacket in calf length. What about you?