Video: The Making of a Chanel Haute Couture Outfit


Every piece of haute couture clothing is the product of hours upon hours of manual labor. Chanel gave us exclusive video footage of its seamstresses turning a Karl Lagerfeld sketch into a finished dress and jacket with a five-figure price tag. Each pattern is made and cut by hand. Each sequin is painstakingly sewn on by hand. Every inch of piping and each seam is hand-pinned. Watch the entire process in the video.

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