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Filmmaker Loïc Prigent’s fascinating, witty and infectiously joyous look within a leading fashion house focuses on the evolution of Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2004-2005 collection. From Karl Lagerfeld’s initial sketches and their first interpretation by veteran seamstresses to the climactic show as the models strut the catwalk, Signé Chanel presents a loving depiction of an enclosed, esoteric world.
Episode three visits a farm outside Paris, where Madame Pouzieux, a no-nonsense 75-year-old who has been weaving Chanel’s signature braided trim since 1947.
Do you ever wonder how these designers can charge and arm an a leg for what seems to be a simple garment? This series of films will take you into the design studio, introduce you to the seamstresses, see the interaction between the seamstresses and Karl Lagerfeld and observe the blood, sweat and tears shed to create a piece of haute couture. Even my husband found it utterly fascinating. Check the Sundance Schedule to see when it may be on next!