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Chanel channels the dandy-esque 1930s and the Left Bank of Paris

How many stories does the Chanel Library have? Virginie Viard wrote a new one in the middle of the "haute couture" shelves of the Grand Palais.

Chanel's creative director, Virginie Viard, is a well-known bibliophile. It should come as no surprise then, that Viard decided to transform the Grand Palais into a library for the recent F/W 2019-2020 Chanel haute couture show. 

Inspired by both the dandy-esque 1930s and Left Bank of Paris, the models wore flat, varnished moccasins, silk, embroidered blouses and high waist, wide-legged trousers. Mixing Agatha Christie, New Wave and Francoise Sagan, there were also velvet and tweed long evening coats on the catwalk.

Highlights of the show included Vittoria Ceretti in a soft powder pink jacket and trouser combination and Kaia Gerber channelling Jackie Onasis in a striking block orange tweed suit with white shoulder and neck detailing. 

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