In a dazzling exhibition of ingenuity and grandeur, the celebrated fashion house Jacquesmus ferried the world of fashion back in time with its Le Chouchou Fall 2023 collection. Set against the majestic surroundings of the Palace of Versailles, the assemblage seamlessly harmonised the opulence of the past with contemporary sensibilities, constructing a truly remarkable runway experience.
The Le Chouchou Collection displayed in Versailles. Source: Harper’s Bazaar
The Palace of Versailles: A Stage for Fashion’s Finest
Distinguished for its grandeur and historical significance, the Palace of Versailles administered as the exemplary stage for Jacquesmus to unveil its Fall 2023 exhibition. The spectacular grasslands of this iconic French landmark became a seamless extension of the fashion show, enriching the regal ambience and evoking an air of timeless elegance. With the presence of guests like Victoria and David Beckham along with Karlo G and Emily Ratajkowski seated on their boats on the Grand Canal with the collection unravelling in their sights, The assemblage was a glorious exposition and one of its kind.
The runway at The Palace Of Versailles. Source: Jacquemus instagram
Le Chouchou Fall 2023 collection by Jacquesmus paid homage to the rich history of the land of Versailles along with drawing motivation from the remarkable fashion icon of her time. The designs seamlessly fused elements of Princess Diana’s 80s fashion aesthetic with contemporary twists, resulting in a collection that exuded both classic charm and modern allure.
The Women’s Collection
The women’s collection celebrated femininity and grace, with bulbous lace silhouettes, bows and voluminous sleeves reminiscent of the aristocratic fashion of the land. Richly embroidered floral motifs, delicate lace, and square-toe ballet pumps accentuated the romantic and ethereal vibe of the collection. The element from the Princess’s assemblage was evident in some of the pieces from the collection.
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The sapphire pearl jewellery that adorned Kendall Jenner’s neck and ears was an unmistakable reference to the renowned engagement ring and revenge dress choker. Along with that, the puffed up apparel attired on Kendall drew its roots from the infamous wedding gown of the Princess.
Kendall Jenner in a sapphire choker and earrings inspired by the revenge dress and a puffed top inspired by the wedding dress. Source: WWD
Whereas Gigi Hadid was seen walking in an entirely sheer wrap held together by the strings formed as bows with a white bandeau top and panties underneath.
Gigi Hadid walking at the Jacquemus Le ChouChou collection along with Victoria and David Beckham witnessing the show. Source: WWD
The traditional ballet garments, Tutus, were revamped into mini skirts and incorporated in several pieces in both categories. The tutus came across as a dominant element in the entire collection.
The use of tutus in the Le Chouchou collection. Source: WWD
The Men’s Collection
The men’s collection exuded an air of sophistication and refinement. Tailored suits in luxurious fabrics were embellished with elaborate buttons and adorned with intricate brocade patterns. The collection showcased an innovative fusion of historical tailoring and modern silhouettes, creating a unique aesthetic that appealed to contemporary sensibilities. The traditional tutus were tailored and revised in some outfits, peeking from beneath the trousers giving a boxer-like look to it.
Men’s Category in Le Chouchou by Jacquemus. Source: WWD
The Jacquesmus Le Chouchou Fall 2023 collection at the Palace of Versailles was a breathtaking celebration of history, fashion, and artistry providing the viewers with a sensory explode in terms of the artistry on the garments and aura of the breathtaking display. The collection artfully blended the elegance of the past with contemporary design through garments and location captivating the audience with its regal splendour. This spectacular event showcased the profound influence that history continues to exert on the world of fashion, proving that the fusion of old and new can result in an extraordinary sartorial experience.