The Chanel Spring/ Summer 2023 Collection at Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week

The Chanel Spring/ Summer 2023 show during Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week was inspired by the mythical animal sculptures inside Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31, rue Cambon, in Paris. Conceptualized by Virginie Viard, Chanel’s creative director, the Spring Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection reveals embroideries of exquisite lightness.

The runway, created by artist Xavier Veilhan, had models emerging from inside the runway through his wooden sculptures dressed in Chanel’s new collection.

Xavier Veilhan mused the wooden dreamlike animal sculptures that inhabit the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture show decor. Presented at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, Veilhan marries his artistic universe with the symbols of Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment.

A larger-than-life, an imaginary bird created by the artist Xavier Veilhan, revealed a first look at the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection imagined by Virginie Viard and embodied by model Vivienne Rohner. From Gabrielle Chanel’s library to the iconic mirrored staircase, Rohner explores a mythical bestiary that entwines the artist’s dream world with that of CHANEL.

Models strutted down the runway in top hats, bow ties, white gloves and laced boots accessories. Their ensembles consisted of satin capes, pleated skirts, double-breasted jackets or with tails, tuxedo shirts, sequins, short shorts, or petticoats. Through these design features, Virginie Viard drew the imagination of her Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection.

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About Chanel

Chanel is a British-based French luxury fashion house founded in 1910 by Coco Chanel in Paris. Chanel specializes in women’s ready-to-wear, luxury goods, and accessories and licenses its name and branding to Luxottica for eyewear. Chanel is well known for its No. 5 perfume and “Chanel Suit”. Virginie Viard, a French fashion designer, has been the creative director of Chanel since 2019. Learn more at

About Xavier Veilhan

Xavier Veilhan is a renowned French artist who works with photography, sculpture, film, painting and installation art. To learn more please visit:


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