Chanel has recreated the cloistered garden of the Cistercian Abbey of Aubazine inside the Grand Palais for its Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture show – a key place from Gabrielle’ Coco’ Chanel’s childhood.

The ancient abbey was home to the late fashion designer, who was sent to the orphanage as a young girl after the death of her mother.

 

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Shrubs, a stone fountain and sheets hung on washing lines set the scene for the collection – chosen by designer Virginie Viard to show how Coco Chanel’s experiences contributed to her mix of high and low fashion.

Honing the convent link, Viard gave the classic Chanel tweed skirt-suit a schoolgirl twist via a rounded collar and white ankle socks.

 

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