Chanel is continuing the conversation it began with its Spring Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection. Ahead of its Fall Winter 2022-23 Couture show this evening, the French Maison has dropped a short film giving audiences a glimpse at what to expect.
To execute the film, Chanel enlisted the help of Xavier Veilhan, the artist responsible for creating the sets at last season's Haute Couture show. As director, he brings the same lightness and theatrical sensibility to the film, which features Chanel ambassador Charlotte Casiraghi who memorably rode a horse onto its previous runway. This time around, she sings the song "Mademoiselle", as composed by French singer-songwriter Sébastien Tellier.
Together Veilhan, Casiraghi, Tellier and model Vivienne Rohner front the short film. It opens with the two women riding a prop speed boat with a corgi and jack russell terrier sat placidly on its bow. The video is playful in spirit, all four figures dancing and rotating in the new collection.
Larger than life figures of a shark, puppy and vintage motorcar fade in and out. Tellier strums a giant guitar and Veilhan manoeuvres around in a black morph suit. Meanwhile, a montage of Rohner ensues, the model slips seamlessly between outfits as the background transitions from pink to black to white.
Tapped by Virginie Viard, these four personalities are thrusted together in a slightly absurd, and endearing film, whetting our appetites for what's to come.
See the video for yourself below and stay tuned for coverage of the Chanel Fall Winter 2022-23 Haute Couture collection to come.
In the meantime, you can relive Couture week as it happens through our coverage of each show. From muted opulence at Dior courtesy of Maria Grazia Chiuri, gilded magnificence from Daniel Rosebery at Schiaparelli, and elevated 80s glamour at Alaïa, these are the collections that caught our eye so far.