Chanel Haute Couture

New York Fashion Week is right around the corner and the fashion industry is buzzing. It’s a time when social media is bursting with the looks celebrities wore to the shows and the remarkable pieces the designers showcased. But before this magical week, Karl Lagerfeld released his Spring 2019 Collection for Chanel in late January. According to, “Karl Lagerfeld turns the Grand Palais into a Mediterranean garden to unveil the Spring-Summer 2019 silhouettes.”

The looks were 80’s inspired with deep blue eye shadow that contrasted with the delicate floral embroidery. The spiky almost wind-induced hair was unexpected and an interesting play on the 18th century inspired staging. Each look whispered classic Chanel with the tweed suits and dresses, but seemed to foreshadow a new year centering around the power of women. The accessories were striking from pointed heels to feather earrings. On the surface, the show was mesmerizing.

But what about behind the scenes? Recently, Netflix released a television series “7 Days Out” which was advertised as a way to “witness the excitement and drama behind the scenes in the seven days leading up to major live events in the worlds of sports, fashion, space, and food.” Episode five of the series follows the making of Chanel’s 2018 Haute Couture collection and runway show.

Although stressful, the making of such an intricate collection is astounding. The attention to detail and communication that goes into the internationally acclaimed fashion event is thorough. Even in the face of adversity, Chanel’s team handles the situation with grace and elegance, two of the many traits alluded to in the brand. Netflix did a wonderful job at promoting fashion as an industry where artisans thrive and modernization coupled with traditionalism is celebrated.

Chanel is one of the many brands classified as a fashion powerhouse. Lagerfeld never ceases to amaze when designing timeless, yet timely collections. Designers such as Lagerfeld work tirelessly leading up to fashion weeks around the world. With these fashion weeks just around the corner, this December featured television show and January featured runway show are exciting ways to tease for the upcoming New York Fashion Week in February.

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