Watch: Karl Lagerfeld on Chanel’s new haute couture collection

Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel’s autumn/winter 2016/17 haute couture collection. Photo by Olivier Saillant
Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel’s autumn/winter 2016/17 haute couture collection. Photo by Olivier Saillant

For Chanel’s autumn/winter 2016/17 haute couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld put the skilled craftspeople, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to create his elaborate designs, under the spotlight.

The ateliers of Rue Cambon were recreated in Paris’ Grand Palais – complete with sewing machines, mirrors, pins, fabric swatches, multi-coloured threads, toiles and mannequins – and seamstresses went about their work as models walked the runway.

Here Lagerfeld explains his motivations for the show’s setting and offers insight into the new collection.

Published: July 7, 2016 04:00 AM

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