Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture

For Chanel’s current Spring/Summer 2013 haute couture line, designer Karl Lagerfeld envisioned something a bit different than the usual runway show. In a beautiful antique ampitheatre, Lagerfeld creates an enchanted forest for his models to circulate in, dreamily wandering together in reverie.

Black, white, and navy characterize most of the gowns, many in classic Chanel textures or with intricate beadwork. Feathers and Edwardian tones are met with architectural shoulders; layers of tulle, beaded flowers, and lace add to the romantic feel of the collection. Below are three incredible videos showing the collection, and some behind the scenes info with Lagerfeld and the couturiers.

View the whole enchanted forest runway show in HD here:

An interview about the inspiration behind the runway/set with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld:

Behind the scenes making the couture dresses at Atelier Chanel: