Paperback; 240 pages;n300 four-color illustrations
A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the history, culture, and design process of the famed Parisian fashion house, Chanel: The Making of a Collection traces the design process of the world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is created. Moving from the studio to the fashion show, fashion writer Laetitia Cénac has unprecedented access to explore a world that is usually carefully guarded from the public eye. With hundreds of beautifully rendered fashion illustrations from acclaimed artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Karl Lagerfeld’s approach to design is brought to life, as are the talents of the masterfully skilled artisans—the embroiderers, flower makers, shoemakers, hat makers, and more—who specialize in everything from buttons and leather to lace, silk, and cashmere. Delving into the history and culture of the brand, while also detailing contemporary collections, Chanel: The Making of a Collection is a richly visual insider’s look at the enduring creative legacy of this haute couture icon.
Laetitia Cénac is a journalist for Madame Figaro who writes about fashion, contemporary art, theater, and lifestyle. Jean-Philippe Delhomme is a fashion illustrator with work featured in Vogue, House & Garden, and GQ.
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