Behind The Scenes at Chanel’s 2019 Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Show

While January ravaged Paris, inside the Grand Palais it might as well have been summer.

Chanel’s 2019 Spring/Summer Haute Couture collection at Paris Fashion Week looked straight out of a sunny Italian villa. Marie Antoinette-style bouffants were paired with tight bodices and wide skirts that reeked of 18th-century aristocratic glam. But, as with all big fashion displays, it would be a disservice to the designer and his house to overlook the painstaking detail that goes into each and every dress on the runway. The thousands of flowers embroidered onto gauze or stitched and beaded onto satin were all sewn by hand, each one a work of art in its own right. Take a peek inside Chanel’s workshop to get a taste of the time and effort that went into making this extravagant runway show.

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