Virginie Viard Pares Down at Chanel Haute Couture FW19

Virginie Viard Pares Down at Chanel Haute Couture FW19

Virginie Viard debuts her simplistic take on the house's DNA for her first haute couture collection.

Virginie Viard debuts her simplistic take on the house's DNA for her first haute couture collection.

Text: Isabelle Zola

Virginie Viard debuted her first solo Couture collection for Chanel following Karl Lagerfeld’s passing for Chaneh Haute Couture FW19. Viard transformed the Grand Palais into circular library which drew inspiration from Lagerfeld’s love for books and Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment on the Rue Cambon.

Setting the tone for the future of the fashion house, Viard took a softer approach to the design of the looks. Silk and velvet gowns and jumpsuits paired with flats, grazed the runway. Taking what she learned from Karl Lagerfeld, Viard was sure to include tweed within the collection. Delicate bomber jackets paired over mini dresses were wonderfully feminine and delicate additions to the collection. Fragile detailing supplemented designs throughout the collection. 

Viard's first collection for Chanel Haute Couture FW19 integrated fabrics typical of Karl Lagerfeld's time at the house, while also incorporating her individual vision to produce a collection just as fresh as it was captivating for Chanel. Check out the slideshow below of images from the runway. 

Click through some of the looks from Chanel Haute Couture FW19 in the slideshow below.

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