Present at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, Penelope Cruz looked stunning in a black dress from Chanel on the first day of the prestigious event. The Spanish actress came to promote her latest film, Parallel Mothers, directed by renowned director Pedro Almodovar. Behind the classic-style dress she wore, there were a number of interesting facts. Anything? Here’s a summary.
Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2021 Collection
The dress worn by Penelope turned out to be part of the Chanel haute couture collection for the fall of 2021. Virginie Viard as Chanel’s creative director admitted to the Vogue website that for this collection she was inspired by a portrait of Coco Chanel wearing an early 19th century-style costume while attending a party last year. 1930s. Not surprisingly, there are details such as ribbons and bustles that refer to the style of the 19th century nobility. “I immediately fell in love with the dress as soon as I saw it on the catwalk,” said the wife of Javier Bardem, as quoted from the British Vogue site.
For this dress, Chanel used mikado silk material which is indeed suitable for the design of a dress with a classic construction. For the petticoat, the inner skirt, selected ecru silk. The element that steals the attention comes in the details that adorn the hemlines which are shaped like flower petals.
The British Vogue site launched that the luxurious dress took 300 working hours to make. It is a natural thing to work on a creation of an exclusive haute couture collection that emphasizes the quality of Chanel’s artisanal craftsmanship. Although it looks simple from the outside, behind it is a careful calculation of the sewing technique applied, the design inspiration and the totality of the work that deserves our appreciation.
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Penelope Cruz attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)/ Photo: Getty Images/Vittorio Zunino Celotto