Virginie Viard

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Virginie Viard
Virginie Viard filmed by Sofia Coppola.jpg
Viard in 2020
Born1962 (age 59–60)
Dijon, France
OccupationArtistic Director
Years active1987–present
AgentChanel

Virginie Viard (born 1962) is a French fashion designer who has been the creative director of Chanel since 2019.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Viard grew up in Dijon.[3] Her father is a ski champion turned surgeon; her maternal grandparents were silk manufacturers.[4]

Viard studied at Le Cours Georges, a fashion school in Lyon, where she specialized in film and theatrical costume. She spent a year in London.[5]

Career[edit]

Viard began her career as an assistant to costume designer Dominique Borg.

In 1987, Viard joined Chanel where she worked in embroidery. Thereafter, she followed Karl Lagerfeld to Chloé.

Viard left Chloé with Lagerfeld in 1997,[6] returning to Chanel[7] studio[8] as director of the fashion design studio.[7] In 2000, she became director of Chanel’s creation studio, where she oversaw the haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessories collections. She worked closely with Lagerfeld on all 10 collections that Chanel produces each year.[9]

Beginning with the cruise 2019 show in late 2018, Chanel had Viard take a bow with Lagerfeld after the show, and, in January, she appeared solo at the end of the brand’s two haute couture shows, with the brand explaining that Lagerfeld was “tired.”[10] She was appointed artistic director of Chanel fashion house in Paris from 2019, following Lagerfeld's death.[11]

Viard's first solo collection[12] was in Chanel's Resort / [8] Cruise 2020 show, held in the Grand Palais, on May 3, 2019. [12][13]

Other activities[edit]

Viard designed the costumes for Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours: Blue (1993) and was in charge of the wardrobe for Three Colours: White (1994).[14]

In 2015, when Lagerfeld accepted the role of creative director of the Hyères Festival, Viard presided over the fashion jury.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Viard has four siblings: Arnaud, Françoise, Marianne and Benjamin.[16] Arnaud (born 1965) is a screenwriter and actor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dans l'intimité de Virginie Viard, directrice de studio chez Chanel". grazia.fr. 2015-04-27.
  2. ^ Layla Ilchi (March 4, 2019) — Fashion scoop (Cuillère de mode), published by WWD 2019, - accessed 2020-02-15, re-accessed (as source) 2020-02-17
  3. ^ Zoey Poll (21 April 2022), Walking along the Seine T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
  4. ^ Amy Verner (19 February 2019), Virginie Viard Takes the Helm of Chanel After Karl Lagerfeld New York Times.
  5. ^ Amy Verner (19 February 2019), Virginie Viard Takes the Helm of Chanel After Karl Lagerfeld New York Times.
  6. ^ Layla Ilchi (4 March 2019), Everything You Need to Know About Chanel’s New Designer Virginie Viard Women's Wear Daily.
  7. ^ a b "Virginie Viard interview on Chanel - Crash magazine". crash.fr. 2015-06-11.
  8. ^ a b Joanne Fu, editor (may 6 2019) — Chanel's Resort 2020, published by Vogue - accessed 2020-02-15
  9. ^ Layla Ilchi (4 March 2019), Everything You Need to Know About Chanel’s New Designer Virginie Viard Women's Wear Daily.
  10. ^ Chanel Names Virginie Viard as Successor, Fendi Maintains Show Women's Wear Daily, 19 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Décès de Karl Lagerfeld: Virginie Viard lui succède à la création des collections chez Chanel". lesoir.be. 2019-02-19.
  12. ^ a b Lauren Alexis Fisher (may 3 2019) — chanel resort 2020 show, published by Harpers Bazaar 2020 - accessed 2020-02-15, sourced from Kristen Stewart, with Barry Samaha (February 12, 2020) — "Virginie is a punk rocker", published by Harpers Bazaar 2020 - accessed 2020-02-15
  13. ^ Héloïse Salessy (3 May 2019) — Chanel transformed the Grand Palais into an incredible train station for its Cruise 2020 show, published by Condé Nast as Vogue France - accessed 2020-02-15 (source included because of contradiction @ Chanel_ready-to-wear_collection#Chanel_Ready-to-Wear_Spring_2020_Runway_Show)
  14. ^ Brooke Marine (19 February 2019), Virginie Viard Will Succeed Karl Lagerfeld As Chanel’s Creative Director W.
  15. ^ Amy Verner (19 February 2019), Virginie Viard Takes the Helm of Chanel After Karl Lagerfeld New York Times.
  16. ^ "Adieu à Bernadette Viard". bienpublic.com. 2013-06-14.

Bibliography[edit]

Cruise 2019/20 Show - Cruise 2019/20 - accessed 2020-02-15

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