I will ROCK you. Chanel Cruise 2021
Flashback to the late 80’s, early 90’s. It’s London, and we’ve just left Kensington Market. We’re on our way to Harvey Nichols on Sloane Street. Punk Rock, nose and lip ring in tow, black liner and leather to spare but hey, the tweed. The Tweed is the giveaway.
We are at Chanel’s 2021 Cruise show, I can almost feel Stella Tennant is here. She’s here, it’s all her.
It’s almost as if Karl himself performed this ode to muse Stella from the heavens. Viard was the channel and she did it perfectly. Thank you Viard.
We miss you Stella, Rest in Forever Peace. Iconic forever.
Here’s a selection of looks from the show
Vittoria, my favourite model always beautiful, bravo
And then there was white..
But those details, sealed the deal.
But it was the finale of doves, that will etch this collection as a memory.
The venue was Carrières de Lumières, where the 1959 film Le Testament d’Orphée (Testament of Orpheus) took place, directed by Jean Cocteau.
Virginie Viard, the Creative Director of Chanel said “Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus, in particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse’s head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls.”
“Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau’s film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, T-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk…”.
Not a far cry from a late 80’s London after all. 😉