Chanel Takes Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023

Also featuring Thom Browne, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and Balenciaga.

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Virginie Viard for Chanel sends one stunning ensemble after another down the runway with breathtaking virtuosity during Paris FW, Spring/Summer 2023. All images vogue.com unless noted.

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Masterful satin label floral jacket coordinated with embellished sheer pajama pants. Chanel.com.

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Elegant graphic maxi dress creates a long, lean silhouette. Chanel.com.

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Stunning one shoulder knit top with gold lamé skirt, accented with modified panniers. Chanel.com.

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Glorious ensemble highlighting the subtle Chanel double – C logo. Chanel.com.

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Feminine off the shoulder frock by Chanel.com.

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Black, ivory, soft pastels as well as classic Chanel tweeds and wispy ostrich feathers featured heavily in this landmark collection. Chanel.com.

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Sweet sequin and cardigan ensemble. Chanel.com.

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Classic pale peach gingham pantsuits layered with strands of gold jewelry. Chanel.com.

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Sophisticated lace sheath gown accented with black satin ribbon and oversized cuff bracelets. Chanel.com.

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An attractive bow top and a sheer drop waist skirt are subtle twists on the classic Chanel signature style.

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Trend alert! Silver mesh over patent leather Chanel petite bow enhanced heels. Watch for these shoes to be copied elsewhere. The creative director of Chanel since 2019, Virginie Viard worked closely with Karl Lagerfeld since 1987. Her pioneering creativity and expertise with couture and the Chanel brand is now legendary.

Watch the must-see Chanel Spring/Summer 2023 runway show here.

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Smashing turquoise suit with hidden buttons by Lanvin. Menswear goes Mod with artistic director Bruno Sialelli at the helm.

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Bold pumpkin leather cloak over a hooded bodysuit. Lanvin.

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Woven silver mesh top coordinated with silver patterned multi-slit maxi skirt. Lanvin.

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Richly embroidered jacket over shorts. Lanvin.

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Lingerie inspired mini in the softest of pale yellows. Lanvin.

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What initially looks like a simple shift dress is actually intricately gathered at the bodice for a sophisticated effect. Lanvin.

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Irreverent blue polka dots on a fun menswear leather coat. Lanvin.

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Delicately draped mint chiffon mini accessorized with a net bucket hat. Lanvin.

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Skillfully pleated bodice and exquisite tailoring craft an electrifying understated stunner of a gown. Lanvin.

Watch the lovely Lanvin Spring/Summer 2023 Youtube runway show here.

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A night at the opera. Magnificent cloak fit for an empress by Thom Browne.

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Festooned in fabric flowers. Thom Browne.

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Patriotic red, white and blue opera cloak. Thom Browne.

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Fanciful menswear by Thom Browne.

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Pale green ensemble by Thom Browne.

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Exquisitely embroidered gown by Thom Browne.

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Eclectic patterns and colors by Thom Browne.

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A new look for the crinoline poodle skirt. Thom Browne.

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Amazing cropped jacket with tails and cheerleader skirt. Thom Browne.

Watch the wild Thom Browne runway show here.

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It’s all about the texture. Neon green maxi dress at Balenciaga.

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Tattered and torn at Balenciaga.

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Mesh for men continues to pop up on the runways. Balenciaga.

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Pleated red gown by Balenciaga.

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Does this fantastic squiggle scarf remind you of a squirt of pink mustard on a hot dog? Balenciaga.

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Twisted sister. Pink gown by Balenciagia. Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia is the creative director of Balenciaga. He felt he could not be optimistic in the times we currently live in and had his models slog through ankle deep mud during the runway show.

Watch the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2023 show here to fully appreciate the mud runway.

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Mega cargo pockets at Louis Vuitton.

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Giant Kelly green pleats at Louis Vuitton.

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The land of oversized hardware. Louis Vuitton.

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Humongous buttons on a retro mini. Louis Vuitton.

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Enormous belt and zipper over lovely sky blue textured jumpsuit. Louis Vuitton.

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Patterned pants suit. Louis Vuitton.

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Romantic mix of leather and lace combine with a sequined skirt by Louis Vuitton.

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Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Louis Vuitton supersized his hardware and accessories to play with the proportions of the garments. The giant zippers are the largest ever produced. These exaggerated silhouettes may initially seem off kilter to us, but remember, luxury fashion brands must be immediately identifiable. Bold logos and massive hardware and zippers say Louis Vuitton from across a crowded room.

Watch the Hollywood designed Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show here.

Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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