PUNK MEETS PROVENCE
Just URBANE|August 2021
Virginie Viard sought inspiration in Provence, that beautiful region in the south of France lapped by the marshy Camargue and crowned by the hills of Les Baux-de-Provence
SAMREEN KHOJA

WHITE VENGNCE

For Chanel, the location has special significance: It served as the backdrop for the 1960 film “Testament of Orpheus,” directed by Jean Cocteau, who was a friend of founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. In a punk statement uniting CHANEL past and present, a fluid top in ivory crepe georgette is adorned with baroque jewels, inspired by a costume by Gabrielle Chanel for a play by Jean Cocteau

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Kicking up clouds of white dust, models emerged against the chalky backdrop in a succession of graphic outfits that played up the contrast between black and white, or night and day. Embodying a graphic simplicity, a cropped jacket in black crepe is framed by bright white lapels, worn over wide palazzo trousers strung with black and white pearls

FOR THE PURIST

Crisp black jackets and coats set off with stark white collars, and a white tweed jacket dotted with dozens of jeweled pins were showstoppers. Seen here is a CHANEL skirt suit in black tweed which is transformed with white cuffs and a geometric placket, revealing a ruffled poplin tank adorned with beaded blooms

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