There’s nothing fairly like Chanel craftsmanship.
The pandemic induced the rise of many issues — sourdough bread, Zoom, sweatsuits, rollerskating — however few may have anticipated the rise in reputation of handcrafting. Knitting, embroidery, cross-stitch, and different stitching kits have been all of a sudden offered out on Etsy, and newly minted crafters flocked to social media to indicate their progress. Whereas I’ve lengthy been an admirer of the craftsmanship that Chanel brings to its work every season, after spending months in lockdown instructing myself how you can embroider a single leaf, the Chanel Fall 2021 couture present hit very in another way.
In an interview with Vogue, Chanel designer Virginie Viard revealed it took one of many nice feather designers in Paris, Lemarié, over 2,000 hours to finish the unimaginable gardenia-strewn cardigan jacket (look 21, beneath) crafted from particular person feather strands utilizing skilled handwork.
Viard additionally invited among the most famous embroidery