Prestige issue 252-253, July-August 2014
The Bride Wore Chanel
The jet setter Poppy Delevingne said “yes” for life to her fiancé James Cook in the Church of St. Paul in London, surrounded by her parents, her two sisters Cara and Chloe, an invited audience with former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, the composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and designer Matthew Williamson. For her big day, the British wore a tunic and skirt Chanel Haute Couture dress in white tulle, embroidered with applied white lace flowers and beaded embroidery. A composition that required 400 hours of work divided among five seamstresses to make the dress.750 hours of work were needed for the embroidery.
© ChanelA radiant bride. It took a base of 55,000 cm white silk tulle to make this wedding dress out of a total of 750 hours representing 11 days to 10 working embroiderers. Chanel lived up to tradition, as a lucky charm, sew a hair in embroidery.
© Chanel270 flowers cut from 4 different lace, embroidered with 4,600 pearls, spinning and drops Swarovski, 9000 glass crystal beads, 1000 bowls and 2000 tubes. They are then re-applied in garlands on the bottom of each piece. For the bolero and the tunic, the bottom is fully embroidered in silver tubes vermicelli, white and crystal and white flowers in rhodoïd. Ditto for the skirt, but degraded, which required10,000 tubes and 30,000 pearls and flowers rhodoïd.
© ChanelIt took 30 hours of work in the Massaro workshops to achieve these adjusted measures of the foot for ultimate comfort shoes. The Plexiglas heel refines the silhouette and lengthens the leg.
© ChanelPoppy, beaming, at a fitting session in Chanel Haute Couture salons in Paris.