Thursday, June 9, 2011
I didn't think the windows at the Chanel boutique on 57th Street were very special when I saw them last Sunday. The embroidery on the dresses and jackets, however, was divine. These particular pieces had different colored grosgrain ribbons woven through the fabric. The photos don't do the colors justice, which were a wonderful combination of butterscotch, cream, yellow and beige, shot through with bits of silver. Outstanding. Consider me obsessed with Lesage, the atelier that does embroidery for Chanel.
Look at those grosgrain ribbons woven throughout. Hello, I'm dying of love!
Notice how the ribbon is such a perfect match from the jacket front to the sleeve where it meets at the seam that it flows from one to the other with no break. Dear Chanel seamstresses, please teach me how to sew like this.
This shot shows the different tones of the jacket better. I adore how the yellow makes the whole thing pop.
I'm still loving the gold disco bag, which I featured in April.