“I love big family reunions, when the generations all come together. It’s so warm. There’s this spirit at
“I wanted to bring the models together for family photos, like those you can see in photo albums,” said Viard. So her 38 models descended the stairs of an empty
Flounce hem dresses, frothy tulle skirts, tiny bolero jackets and tango shoes were designed to be danced in. Some of the skirts were removable – to free the legs – and the chic tweed trouser options which are a hallmark of Viard’s Chanel (and most recently worn by
“I’m always thinking about what women would like to have in their wardrobe today,” said Viard who knows that modern women are not immune to the ravishing prettiness of her Couture. The candy coloured froth of her tulle ballerina skirts and the ingénue charm of a drop-waist, full-skirted party dress were the perfect antidote to the ugliness of the world. By the time the bride entered on a white horse, led by her female beau, this gorgeous Chanel fantasy was complete.
Photography by Anton Corbijn.