Chanel showcased its Cruise 2022/23 Collection at the picturesque destination of Monte Carlo Beach Club in Monaco on 5th May 2022.
The collection offered many tributes to the late Karl Lagerfeld who held the picturesque destination very close to his heart.
“From very early on, I knew we would hold a show there, and more precisely at the Beach Hotel.” Explained Virginie Viard. “Besides, Karl was dreaming about it. From this magnificent venue, one can glimpse his villa, La Vigie. I will never forget the times I spent there: terraces and balconies, big umbrellas, baskets of flowers – so much beauty.”
As expected the collection offered a colourful, relaxed mood, bright tweed suits, long flowing dresses, two-piece suits and elegant beachwear. This collection has everything you need for an adventurous summer holiday. From relaxing on the beach to hiking in the mountains, to catching a boat, or even embarking on a cross-country road trip. The light-hearted mood offers a new more adventurous expression of the Chanel woman.
There is “A sporty atmosphere, but not only. There are lots of tweed or silk jumpsuits lined with light terry cloth. Many sequins and flowers shape embroidered plastrons adorning thinly striped long shirt-dresses with white high collars – a nod to Karl –, a sequined midnight blue dress, or backless tops worn over wide-cut trousers.” Explained Viard.
Inspired by the Monte-Carlo ballet and the dancers’ pointe shoes, black satin shoes are adorned by thin strass buckles. Bags are shaped like tennis racquets. The flowy and shiny swimming suits are twisted into asymmetrical black skirts or draped dresses.
Viard concluded; “Monaco is inherent to the history of CHANEL. We have lived so many happy moments there.”
See more of the collection below: