Glass reviews Chanel X Thames & Hudson – The Complete Collection

UBER publisher Thames & Hudson have done it again with their beautiful new Chanel tome, Chanel X Thames & Hudson –The Complete Collection, which presents over 180 collections from the storied French fashion house. Containing nearly 1500 illustrations of original catwalk photography, this special cloth-bound volume tells of the relationship between the house of Chanel and its long-standing designer, Karl Lagerfeld.

The sheer brilliance of Lagerfeld is highlighted in the insightful introductory text by Patrick Mauriès, who really gets to the heart of the German designer’s savvy mind.

Chanel Catwalk Book coverChanel X Thames & Hudson –The Complete Collection

Following Lagerfeld’s death in 2019, Virginie Viard took the helm. The final collections by Lagerfeld feature here, as well as the most recent Chanel shows from the past few seasons. In addition, twenty-eight collections appear in this fully revised and expanded edition of the publication, the initial iteration of which was the best-selling Chanel Catwalk, which was the first book to collate every single Chanel collection that Lagerfeld had designed in a single volume. For those who are Chanel diehards, lovers of fashion, or simply, and most importantly, admirers of amazing fashion design, this book will provide endless fascination.

P149 Spring Summer 1992 H auTe CouTureAn image from the book of Chanel SS92 Haute Couture collection

AutumnWinter 2014–2015 Ready-To-Wear Chanel on the catwalk –AW14–2015 Ready-To-Wear

The catwalk title also coincides with two other Chanel publications by Thames & Hudson – surely a sign of their utter commitment to offering detailed and incisive style bibles. An in-depth study of the life and work of Gabrielle Chanel, has also been released along with The World According to Coco Chanel, which celebrates the French icon’s maxims on style, women and life. 

by Derby Jones

Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Collections is out now.

For more information visit the Thames & Hudson website and their Instagram.

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