Handmade Runway




Was this runway from the Chanel Couture 2009 show not amazing? Love all these white flowers everywhere, it's like a giant pop-up book! Beautiful.

According to Chanel's news page, the decor was made up of monochromatic arrangements of paper roses, daisies, leaves and petals that wound their way up and around the room's 32 columns and draped over the railings of the entryway staircase. There were 7000 handmade paper flowers made which took 4,800 hours to work and assemble. 4000 m2 of paper was used to create these. Stunning!








(Top image via pigeontoed.blogspot.com, other images from chanel.com).

Jan Halvarson

18 comments:

soulflower said...

That is definitely gorgeous,probably even more amazing up close.

Dee Beale said...

Wow! i don't think i've seen anything quite like it.

Laura said...

Those paper flowers are amazing but truly I expected no less from Chanel.

Nina said...

Wow! This is delicious!

pigeon.toed said...

thanks for stopping by!!!!

this runway presentation totally amazing! Their headgear amazed me the most since it doesn't look like paper at all!

cins said...

omg that is amazing. i'd be ecstatic if a wedding was decorated even a little like that.

Dana said...

So gorgeous!!! What an inspiration!!Love it. Thanks for posting.

Patricia Zapata said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Chocolate and Steel said...

wow! That's all I can really say.

cartolina said...

Fantastic - the flowery runner on the stairs is amazing!!!

JHAYNE said...

wow, that is incredible! i'm curious to know what they did with all those beautiful paper flowers after the show.

GiDu said...

That is beautiful!! :-)

hmstrjam said...

i know i love these! my husband made a drawing of one of the models- check it out on my blog!

JooJoo said...

Stunning! The photos are really beautiful and The figures are crazy! I hope they keep the flowers after the show and do ssomething with them :)

jenn said...

WOW! that's a steal your breath kinda moment!

EvaForeva said...

Now I start to question how much I love my life too :-)
This runway is out of this world!!!

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lisa golightly said...

Truly a dream come to life. Such a fantasy for me to attend one of those shows. Congrats for making the NY times list !

xoxo,
Lisa

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