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The Making of the Chanel Runway

10 March 2010, 14.09 | Posted in Art, Runway Show | No comments »

ChanelIceFront The Making of the Chanel Runway

We posted earlier about Karl being inspired by plushies for his fall ready-to-wear collection, and today we delve into some of the background of the amazing runway the furrie models walked for the show. According to Wallpaper, “the runway was painted with a trompe l’oeil effect, giving the impression of deep, glacial ice underneath. This was topped with a shallow layer of water. Chanel had also hired 35 ice sculptors who, over the course of 6 days, hewed 240 tonnes of ‘snice’ (frozen snow-ice, if you’re unfamiliar with the term) into a dramatic icescape, reaching 8.5 metres at its highest point. Models donned special transparent Chanel galoshes to wade through the watery catwalk and pace around the Iceberg.” One question, how do you find 35 ice sculptors?? Lol, can you imagine the Craig’sList ad?