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Highlights from the Chanel cruise 2021 show

Harper's Bazaar (UK) Logo By Amy de Klerk of Harper's Bazaar (UK) | Slide 1 of 15: Chanel held its annual cruise show this afternoon, choosing the location of the Carrières de Lumières in the South of France, which was the setting of the 1959 film Le Testament d'Orphée (Testament of Orpheus), directed by Jean Cocteau, who was friends with Gabrielle Chanel – and it was this that provided the inspiration for the collection."Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus," creative director Virginie Viard said in her show notes. "In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls.""Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, T-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...". Scroll though to see highlights from the Chanel cruise 2021 collection – and head here to watch the show in full.

Chanel held its annual cruise show this afternoon, choosing the location of the Carrières de Lumières in the South of France, which was the setting of the 1959 film Le Testament d'Orphée (Testament of Orpheus), directed by Jean Cocteau, who was friends with Gabrielle Chanel – and it was this that provided the inspiration for the collection.

"Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus," creative director Virginie Viard said in her show notes. "In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls."

"Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, T-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...".

Scroll though to see highlights from the Chanel cruise 2021 collection – and head here to watch the show in full.

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