Monday, 26 September 2011

a sketch becomes reality

Quite some time ago the french-german tv chanel ARTE had a docu soap about the production of a haute couture collection at Chanel. I found the DVD in a bookshop in Paris and couldn't resist! It starts with the first sketches by Karl Lagerfeld and ends with the fashion show and its final sale. 
The series inaugurates the secrets of modern fashion and ancient crafts as it presents every profession involved: the shoemaker, trimmings, embroiderers and even the everpresent mannequin.

The collection shown, is the autumn winter collection 2004/05  "Duo" as the clothes were made of different layers to offer an endless option of combining.

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