Journal
BEFORE THE SHOW: Yuan Bo Chao

02.01.2018
Silk tulle embroidered dress with sequins and feathers, calfskin leather ankle boots with plexiglass heels, sequined hat, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture)
Double-faced satin beaded bustier dress, calfskin leather hat, calfskin leather thigh-high boots with plexiglass heels, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture)
(Left) tweed embroidered jacket with feathers and matching cropped trousers, calfskin leather thigh-high boots with plexiglass heels, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture); (Right) double-faced satin beaded bustier dress, calfskin leather hat, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture)
Double-faced satin dress with layered skirts, laminated lace and tulle tutu embellished with feather embroidery, sequined sleeves with feathers, calfskin leather hat, calfskin leather thigh-high boots with plexiglass heels, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture)
Silk tulle embroidered dress with feathers, calfskin leather hat, calfskin leather ankle boots with plexiglass heels, sequined hat, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture)
(Left) embroidered peplum jacket with hand-painted feathers and matching skirt, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture); (Right) Silk tulle embroidered dress embellished with feathers, calfskin leather hat, calfskin leather ankle boots with plexiglass heels, sequined hat, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture)
(Left) silk tulle embroidered dress with sequins and feathers, sequined hat, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture); (Right) double-faced satin dress with layered skirts, laminated lace and tulle tutu with feathers, sequined sleeves with feather, leather hat, and felt and cultured pearl earrings (Chanel Haute Couture)
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When you need a quick education about high fashion, Chanel’s haute couture collection makes for a great case study. A balance between time-honoured techniques, delicate materials and modern ideas, creator-in-chief Karl Lagerfeld and his team have spared no expense in creating art that isn’t just a sight for sore eyes but highly wearable. Leading up to the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition held in Hong Kong between January 13 and February 10, we take Chinese model Yuan Bo Chao around the city to experience haute couture in its most natural, realistic surroundings.

 

Photography: Jumbo Tsui
Fashion Director: Jonathan Ye
Hair: Deil Siu
Make-up: Vinci Tsang



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