Curator's Corner, 3/22/2015
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Couture Monday: Jardin de Chanel

I have to admit that the only reason I picked this up is because it's pretty.  I'm not thrilled that Chanel revisited a camellia design, but this was so nice to look at I overlooked the lack of inspiration in the concept. 

Jardin de Chanel blush, spring 2015

Shimmery, multi-layered camellias in a range of lovely soft pink tones - who could resist?

Jardin de Chanel blush, spring 2015

Jardin de Chanel blush, spring 2015

While the blush is gorgeous on its own, I was determined to see if it had anything to do with what was shown on Chanel's spring 2015 runway shows.  There were a few pieces with delicately sewn petals at the ready-to-wear show:

Chanel spring 2015 ready to wear
(images from style.com)

But it was the couture collection though, I think, that ties into the palette the most.  Lagerfeld's vision for the show's setting, a futuristic, somewhat surreal garden made with paper flowers, was "not the nature that we know, because these flowers, the great God forgot to make them, it’s the flowers that we invented."  Meanwhile, the palette is allegedly "inspired by Parisian gardens" so it looks like both the fashion and beauty departments at Chanel had gardens on the brain this season.

Chanel spring 2015 couture

Chanel spring 2015 couture

While I didn't spot any camellias, I did think the petals on these two dresses are reminiscent of the layering of the camellia petals on the palette.

Chanel spring 2015 couture

Chanel-couture-spring-2015-detail

Chanel-spring-2015-couture-detail
(images from style.com)

Overall, while I'm not so impressed that Chanel served up another camellia, especially when there was so much floral inspiration to draw from in this season's couture line, this blush was worthy enough of the Makeup Museum.  And it looks like we have yet another camellia design coming up in the Chanel's summer collection, so perhaps eventually I can do a Chanel garden show of my own featuring only camellias. 

What do you think? 

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