Each Chanel couture assortment comes with its personal spectacle. Who can overlook fall 2015’s casino-themed set full with backgammon tables or spring 2016’s backyard of delights? For spring 2022, Virginie Viard supplied her model of a viral second by kickstarting her assortment with a particular look from a modern royal. Charlotte Casiraghi, the Monégasque princess and granddaughter of Hollywood legend Grace Kelly, opened the present by using down the runway on her steed, the eight-year-old Spanish bay horse, Kuskus, a lot to the viewers’s delight on the Grand Palais.
Along with working as a mannequin, founding a movie manufacturing firm, Swoon, and writing for magazines, Casiraghi is an skilled horsewoman. A aggressive showjumper for greater than a decade, she has participated within the sport’s international champions tour and has been actively concerned in equestrianism at dwelling in Monaco. Wearing her tweed little black jacket, using boots, and jockey’s cap, Casiraghi appeared prepared for competitors whereas embodying the spirit of the trendy Chanel girl.
Although she solely turned an official Chanel ambassador again in 2020, Casiraghi has lengthy been a part of the home’s repertoire of stars. A fixture within the entrance row since her teenagers, Casiraghi even had Chanel design certainly one of her marriage ceremony attire for her 2019 marriage to Dimitri Rassam. The late designer Karl Lagerfeld was a private good friend of her household, notably her mom, Princess Caroline of Hanover, who he frequently outfitted in high fashion for particular occasions like Monaco’s annual Rose Ball.
This season Casiraghi helped hammer dwelling the gathering’s themes. Viard collaborated with artist Xavier Veilhan and targeted on couture’s versatility. “I like sport, and it’s humorous to assume that the Chanel tailleur is one thing you’ll be able to put on for taking part in golf or using a horse,” Veilhan shared with Vogue’s Hamish Bowles backstage. Due to the range on Viard’s runway and Casiraghi’s athleticism, that profitable concept got here by, and the present started on an exhilarating—and viral—excessive word.