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Day 2: Alexander Fury

published on 2 July 2013

For day two of his Tumblr Takeover, Alexander Fury posted the greatest hits from the houses of Chanel and Armani Privé, alongside some uploaded from 'the taffeta lined trenches', answering viewer questions along the way.

For day two of his Tumblr Takeover, Alexander Fury posted the greatest hits from the houses of Chanel and Armani Privé, alongside some uploaded from 'the taffeta lined trenches', answering viewer questions along the way.

Ines de la Fressange as Coco, mid eighties. This is everything. Please note the Karl and Ines brooches.
Very very very early for Chanel. My show is in five hours…
Shalom plays the dandy highwayman. Chanel haute couture spring 2007
Intuitive, or just fashion being predictable? These are the kinds of thing that pop into my mind when I wake up this early. It’s an 8am call time for the Chanel show, as I’m going backstage to see the make-up artist Peter Phillips. I’m also hoping to hassle the lovely Sam McKnight, as I haven’t seen him for donkey’s.
Caviar-beaded Chanel haute couture suit with quilting detail. Embroidery by Lesage.
Trompe l'oeil Chanel chains, from Karl Lagerfeld’s first haute couture collection for the house, 1983
Chanel haute couture set, autumn/winter 2010
Iris and Baptiste (inside the lion, apparently) at Chanel winter 2010 haute couture
Pearls and jersey
My first Chanel haute couture show: basque suits, the neon Place Vendome, shadowy figures scribbled across dark asphalt. Winter 2011.
Peter Phillips’ tulle eyelashes for the spring 2013 Chanel haute couture show
Chanel spring/summer 2012 haute couture. The mile high club. Blue sky thinking. Lotsa pockets. Etc.
BRODERIES LESAGE. Evening couture never ages.
Sixties Chanel haute couture, by Mademoiselle Coco herself. Note the lion’s head button. No CC.
Spring 2008 haute couture. Concrete braided Chanel jacket. Putting the ‘Grand’ into 'le Grand Palais’.
Backstage before the show, Michel Gaubert told me there would be some “pumping” music. “Because the set is an old theatre… looks a bit ‘Paris is Burning’ no?” It starts with La Traviata.
Chanel 1931 silhouette, sketched by Karl Lagerfeld
Mademoiselle.
Erin Wasson in the Chanel press pack. The rings are glued to her fingertips. Mani-couture.
The new shovel-shaped Chanel boater atop a rockabilly quiff
More from Chanel haute couture. Set is a bombed-out theatre. Backdrop is a metropolis. Old meets new.
Erin Wasson as Chanel’s bride.
Chanel spring/summer 2013 haute couture. Sketch by karl Lagerfeld
Daphne Guinness in Chanel haute couture - the autumn/winter 2007 ‘Profile’ line. Photographed by Nick Knight
The dress they called 'Ford'. Because you could have it in any colour, as long as it was black. Plus, it sold like the new Model-T back in 1926
Armani Privé, autumn/winter 2012
Beaded veils at Armani Privé for last winter.
Spring 2012 Armani lime line-up. You’re lucky you're Privé to it.
Armani Privé, spring 2012
Kinga backstage at Armani Privé, winter 2012
Off to the Privé
Ruffled tulle and crystal at Armani Privé. Nice feathery neck detail.
Current reading materials. Quite appropriate to couture n'est-ce pas?
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