Traditionally, the Chanel Couture Spring 2020 show took place in the Grand Palais, where the most spectacular sets come to life every year. This year, Virginie Viard, creative director of Chanel, opted for a somewhat "simple" monastery garden. The collection is inspired by Coco Chanel’s youth where the Aubazine monastery and the orphanage played an important role.
Back to school
The first looks in the show are almost reminiscent of a schoolgirl: flashy collars, buttons and mini dresses. Even the styling looks schools with tight back combed hair, white stockings and socks in a flat shoe. We see quite a few gloomy colors in the show such as black, gray, white and pastel. Characteristic of Chanel is of course the classic tweed. This year we saw a lot of tweed in mainly classical silhouettes with striking collars. What is striking about the shoulders is that a different twist has been given to the lace collar.
Embroidered flower garden
After the first few looks we see elegant and feminine looks come by. Including dresses and blouses that have been carefully assembled by Chanel's les petit mains. On the blouse we see embroidery flowers that are reminiscent of the Aubazine monastery garden, sewn on a transparent white blouse.