A Tale of Chanel Couture

March 18, 2015

Vogue UK went behind the scenes of the Chanel atelier as the fashion house prepared for their absolutely enchanting Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection. Almost 5 million sequins were used for the 73 looks that were sent down the catwalk. 100 seamstresses labored tirelessly for a total of 22,000 hours over three months. 2,000 of those hours alone went into the final bridal gown. Karl Lagerfeld created each look in a sketch which was then assigned to a seamstress by his studio directors. One seamstress was responsible for each piece while the bridal gown took three. The results were both exquisite and extravagant as every layer and detail in a couture piece is like art in itself. These dreamy photos by Benoit Peverelli provide just a glimpse of the stunning collection. If you haven't seen it yet, you can view it in it's entirety on the Chanel site. What are your thoughts on this collection?

Photo Source: Vogue UK

48 comments on "A Tale of Chanel Couture"
  1. Awesome selection, this collection is very beautiful <3


  2. This is why Chanel is a classic - their attention to detail, to exploiting the tiniest dots on the fabric and really making it into something magic. If I ever become in the position to collect art I think I will just buy off the run way and just have a room of 'costumes'.

  3. This look super amazing, love the first picture...dreamy clothes :))) Happy day to you lovely xx

  4. Many thanks, xx Stefania Italy


  5. It all looks so romantic and retro, love it.

  6. Its a dreamy collection indeed! Im kinda hypnotized by the video too, the work behind it, all the effort and care of the seamstresses is enchanting beyond the word. Of this collection, I also enjoy the makeup look, so natural and romantic. Hugs Rowena! xo

  7. Wow to this amazing fashion great job.

  8. Stunning collection overall. I can always appreciate the art of creating pieces like these. Exquisite as always ... Chanel. Thanks for sharing Rowena. <3
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  9. So beautiful!!

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  10. the dedication and craftsmanship is something to be commended!

  11. Dreamy collection, these are pieces of art!!!!!!!!!
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  12. Gosh, the whole collection is just so enchanting and dreamy! Being a makeup addict, I am taking note about the models makeup too. I love how natural the whole face is, I don't really see any eye makeup but just a natural, rosy glow all over the face and a bright lip. Gorgeous!

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  13. Ah this whole collection is so ethereal and dream-like! And the photography gives everything a hazy look which really matches the looks. I really love the first and last look and the hats--so fabulous! Did you have a favorite?

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  14. Wow, this definitely is my favourite Chanel collection! So much elegance, details and beauty in one place! Thank you, Rowena, for opening my eyes with this video! Chanel is Chanel... There are no 2 different opinions for that!

  15. These creations are pieces of art! Really lovely to look at and dream...


  16. Chanel collections are always like a dream, especially those from haute couture! Thanks for sharing Rowena, amazing selection!:)


  17. I love behind the scenes shots like this :)

    Corinne x

  18. Wow what stunning photography and collection. I love it, may not be the most practical but I LOVE it! I watched the first 3 episodes. It is good you should watch it, but I like fablesque stories this.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  19. simply divine!


  20. 5 million! My God! Imagine stitching all that beading. Regardless the end results were and are always truly phenomenal. Such a labour of true love.


  21. Oh, my gosh! Just wow!! Sooo gorgeous and all that beading....whew and double wow! There isn't one piece I wouldn't mind wearing. Sooo tres belle. I love this post so much.

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  22. Look e acessórios maravilhoso amei
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  23. Oh wow! The amount of work that went with each of these gowns is just astounding! The models are like walking pieces of mixed media art! Sigh.....just beautiful.

  24. The collection is utterly fantastic and nothing short of what I would expect when it comes to Chanel couture! I adore the thin spaghetti straps on the back of the black cocktail dress - thanks so much for sharing these imagines, Rowena! :) Also, whilst I'm here I'd love to thank you for all of your help in the lead-up to the transition to my own domain, you've been tremendous!!

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  25. I'm always amazed by the amount of workmanship put in by the artisans that come together for Chanel's bespoke pieces. I love the whimsical tweed pieces with a burst of florals!

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  26. Rowena........this is a gorgeous post. I am such a fan of CHANEL and these photos are stunning. That first picture is just lovely. The styles for this Spring are so pretty and I'm trying to avoid on line shopping! xxL

  27. Lovely post! That's a lot of sequins. Thanks for showing the video. I'm always fascinated to see what goes on behind the scenes. So many talented people come together to create such wonderful pieces.

  28. I thought it was amazing! When you understand the amount of skill and patience that go into these pieces, you can understand why these pieces stand the test of time. They are essentially art! =)


  29. I've seen the show and it just blow me away, I loved every single piece. Great post, Rowena.

  30. Beautiful photos and designs!
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  31. such a nice pictures dear
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  32. Wow, stunning post. ^^
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  33. Amazing collection! Great show.

  34. We can't get enough of these photos, wish we could keep scrolling through them forever!!

    xx 365Hangers

  35. It's amazing the time and effort that goes into making these gorgeous designs. It makes you appreciate it them that much more. It's a talent.

  36. Wow! Stunning and beautiful! I'm blown away by the detail and time and effort it takes to create each little detail.

  37. Love all those hats & beanies decorated with tulle!


  38. Such inspiration and beautiful pieces =)


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