Chanel Haute Couture: Part III
I know I told you this before but getting the opportunity to attend this show was a dream come true for me and when entering Grand Palais I couldn't believe my eyes. I mean, I've been inside before but it feels a little bit special to be there for your own very first Chanel show. Once inside I understood so much more about this entire project that I've been working on. The whole set for the show had been made into the Chanel ateliers – the very ones that I got to visit the week before. Real women and men, working in the ateliers were there on set (and I can testify to that since I recognised many of the faces from my little visit) ready to cut, sew together garments and to do what they do in front of hundreds of people. If you compare these photos to the ones taken inside the actual ateliers for example, I'm you can see a lot of similarities – it almost felt like being back at Rue Cambon again. It's so fantastic to see that all of their hard work is being recognised and displayed to so many.
I can't even begin to explain my excitement when I saw something that I had photographed the week before at Lesage, Lemarié or in the Chanel ateliers. It's so incredible to have been so up close and personal with these amazing garments when they were nothing but pieces laying around on the table to see them walking down the runway, perfectly fitted according to the models' bodies. I can only imagine how the people working in the ateliers must feel when they see their creations and hard work come to life!
I truly hope that you've enjoyed this exclusive little peek into the secret world of Chanel and seeing how a garment comes to life. Never did I think I would have the opportunity to do something like this but it's been a lovely experience that I won't forget anytime soon...