All the looks from Chanel Haute Couture AW22/23

By Clare McInerney

Photo: Chanel

Pops of green and cowboy boots united with classic suits and long skirts as Virginie Viard continued her exploration of couture

It’s hard to forget Chanel’s last Haute Couture show, which opened with Charlotte Casiraghi trotting down the runway on horseback. And it seems to still have a firm hold on the maison too, with today’s autumn/winter 2022 presentation described as something of a segue. “I have imagined the show in the continuity of the previous show, leaving room for experimentation,” creative director Virginie Viard explains.


This notion was translated in various looks, including the procession of equestrian-style cowboy boots that strode down the swirling sand-covered runway designed by Xavier Veilhan — the same artist responsible for spring’s couture setting. The boots, countered with ladylike T-strap pumps on other models, peeped out from the hems of long skirts and dresses, designed “as Mademoiselle Chanel imagined them in the 1930s,” says Viard.

Opening with head-to-toe bright green, the collection's palette also incorporated khaki, beige and pink, before diving into powerful all-black looks, as sported by Danish model Mona Tougaard. But some of the key takeaways, however, were the quintessential Chanel tropes that we know and love: classic tweeds, twin sets, touches of tulle and sweet bow finishes.