A New Chapter of Haute Couture: Chanel Spring-Summer 2022
Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover, granddaughter of Grace Kelly and muse of Karl Lagerfeld, opened the Chanel haute couture show for spring-summer 2022 in an unusual way. A 35-year-old ambassador of a French fashion house rode onto the catwalk on horseback, presenting a classic tweed jacket decorated with sequins. The set design of the show resembled a hippy competition track.
“The idea for the show’s decor came from a long-standing desire to collaborate with artist Xavier Veilhan. His references to constructivism remind me of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs – Virginie Viard, creative director of Chanel, said Xavier wanted to work with Charlotte Casiraghi. Horses appear in his artistic world and Charlotte is a talented rider – she added.
The equestrian tradition is of course close to the French brand. This time, however, the show did not refer to the legacy of Coco Chanel, but acted as a symbol – reflecting grace, nobility, dignity and majesty. They played a primary role in the new collection. Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2022 collection is far from flashy, it’s a quiet whisper that soothes the senses and brings peace.