Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Chanel in 1962

You don't have to understand French to get the gist of this 1962 Chanel show

7 comments:

Phyllis said...

Sublime! I've seen a few of those peices either in exhibits or in books, and it's nice to see them on a real person.

Deja Pseu said...

Some of those suits wouldn't look outdated even today. Lovely!

Teresa said...

Isn't it amazing how timeless the Chanel suit is! Lovely.

Toby Wollin said...

What I found interesting, myself, were the very very swishy dresses. I'm only familiar with "the Chanel Suit". The dresses were a whole different universe...

Marissa said...

Beautiful clothes and video, but I have one slight correction: the announcers say this collection is from "mil neuf cent cinquante neuf," i.e. 1959, not 1962. Though most of the ensembles are pretty timeless!

Phyllis said...

Marissa - absoutley right... the suit made from the Prince of Whales plaid (the bodice on the dress is the bias cut black & while silk gingham) is in the catalog from the 2005 Met exhibit - it's listed as from 1959.

Anonymous said...

I think the most interesting thing about the fashion show is that in that time clothes were designed for women. Not for 14 year olds.
It's pretty easy to make a teenager look good (wrap her in a sack and put a flower in her hair), getting any women any age fantastic is rather a challenge - and one any of us could win in one of these very classic dresses and Chanel suits.
Modern Lagerfeld-Chanel, not so much.