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Chanel's Haute Couture Show by the Numbers

01/28/2010 at 03:30 PM ET

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Saying that putting together Chanel’s Spring 2010 show was a time consuming feat is an understatement — a serious understatement. Try over 1300 hours put into the wedding dress and cape alone! With so much detail that went into the collection–composed of mostly short pastel colored suits, slim boucle jackets, and an exuberant wedding dress–the show may have very well been one of the most ambitious in Karl Lagerfeld’s entire fifty-four show career — and the only one where he hasn’t used black or navy, he tells “Silver and pastel,” he said. “It’s the first time in my whole career I’ve done a collection without black or navy. There’s not one gold button.” So just how extravagant was the fashion show? Check out the work that went into the show by the numbers. –David Yi

-35 hours of work went into hand stitching some of the pieces’ “hidden seams”

-700 hours of work went into rounding pieces of pink satin and chiffon sewn together in Look 37

-13,000 satin flowers covered the dress and jacket in Look 22

-500 people worked on the fashion show’s décor

-1000 square meters of aluminum covered the show’s benches, floors and columns

-350 hours of work went into the finale wedding gown made of sequins, pearls and crystals

-800 hours of work went into finishing the cape, made of 200 meters of tulle and silk

-70 pairs of short platform boots were used in the show, made of leather, lizard, python and eel skin

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Julia on

would you expect anything less from Karl?

Victoria on

Nice piece – very cool to see the impressive numbers.
Thanks for this!

JP on

that is some serious hair!

Jinger on

Thanks for this!! It’s really cool to know that a lot goes into a fashion show. Great job!

floria on

the show is great
the model is very beautiful
and the clothes is very beautiful
thank you for your share
emu boots


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