clothes encounters

zoom in on chanel’s amazing couture show from backstage…

by faran krentcil

Chanel's recent couture show was called "The New Vintage," an allusion to both the fast-paced fashion world and the fact that when you buy a Chanel piece, it will still be in your closet when you become a grandmere. The clothes riffed on silhouettes from the formidable Chanel archive, and mixed the French house's famous tweed with modern materials like plastic paillettes and laser-cut cloth.

The Swiss photographer Benoit Peverelli was backstage with Karl Lagerfeld's latest confections, including a few gowns we can easily see on The Oscars red carpet. Click through for some of our favorite moments from before and during Chanel's 2012 Couture show... 

Lindsay Wixson backstage

Jamie Bouchert during her fitting