Cover Chanel Cruise Collection 2021/2022

For Chanel’s 2021/2022 Cruise collection, creative director Virginie Viard was inspired by the “simplicity, the precision and the poetry” of Jean Cocteau’s iconic 1960 film, Testament of Orpheus. She even showed the collection against the stunning white, limestone backdrop of the Carrières de Lumières quarry in Les Baux-de-Provence.

Fine elements of early cinema weave into the fabric of this collection, from the dramatic flair of black knitted and macramé capes to pure white, billowing silhouettes. The natural landscape of Provence also makes a cameo with floral embroidery and soft-coloured fabrics in a rare break from Viard’s monochromatic aesthetic.

Perhaps paying tribute to the late supermodel Stella Tennant or channelling the spirit of Cocteau, who featured himself as the protagonist in the film alongside his lover Jean Marais, the creative director infuses her fondness for a little rock n’ roll rebellion, from leather fringing and punk accessories to the edgy hairstyles and dark-lined eyes of that era.

Take a look at some of our favourite looks from this dreamy collection.

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