Chanel's latest collection embodies contrasts of the sixties, rock and punk

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 A model walks the runway during the Chanel Cruise 2021/22 fashion show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images
A model walks the runway during the Chanel Cruise 2021/22 fashion show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images

One of  the ways to say Chanel without really saying it, is monochrome. It was no surprise when the two-tone looks dominated the runway at Chanel's Cruise Fashion Show 2021/22 in United Arab Emirates.

The classic signature of the French design house modelled contrasts between the sixties, rock and punk in the collection was inspired by French poet and filmmaker, Jean Cocteau.

The collection, evoking the simplicity, precision, and poetry of Jean Cocteau's film 'Testament of Orpheus.'

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The collection, envisaged under the creative directorship of Virginie Viard, imbued the extreme modernity of black and white. 

In an interview with Vogue, Virginie shared details of the collection. "Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau’s film, I wanted something quite rock,” she said. “Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, T-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk.”

Virginie started working at Chanel as an intern in 1987, and was Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than 30 years. They were so close that she followed him when he left Chanel for a five-year stint at Chloé during the 1990s. Therefore it was only natural that she took over the his position when he passed away in 2019.

All photos by Getty Images

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 A model walks the runway during the Chanel Cruise 2021/22 fashion show at Dubai Creek Harbour on 02 November 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images

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A model walks the runway in a monochrome puritan collar dress inspired by the sixties at the Chanel Cruise 2021/22 fashion show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images

Additional sources: Vogue, Chanel

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