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August 26, 2009

Watch a Chanel Haute Couture Garment Being Made


There is nothing more exhilarating in fashion than laying your eyes on an exquisite, artisan crafted haute couture garment of spectacular beauty. I'm endlessly fascinated by the techniques employed by the plumassiers at Lemarie and the embroiderers at Lesage and when I find footage of them at work I nearly explode with glee.

Chanel gave The Cut exclusive video of its seamstresses turning a Karl Lagerfeld sketch into a finished dress and jacket. "Each pattern is made and cut by hand. Each sequin is painstakingly sewn on by hand. Every inch of piping and each seam is hand-pinned." It's barely more than a four minute video but it's a delight to watch. Enjoy.

To read more about haute couture including how a Chanel jacket is made see here (scroll down).


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Thank you for this lightning-bright-celestial-saline-spark to my dry aesthetic-third-eye.
I need that.

Be well.
Do good.
All ways.
All days.
Stay true.

Actually there's also this cool series that's been reposted to YouTube called "Signe Chanel" about the designing and creation of the entire 2003 (?) A/W Collection. The link to part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMcf4O7B74Q&feature=related

A beyond fabulous 45 minutes!

Thank you for posting this video though!


Oh, thank you Carly! I've seen reference to that and keep missing it. What a dream!

Denise ♥

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