Simon Procter - Chanel Thousand /Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 /Le Grand Palais PARIS
50 x 128 cm - € 7 500 / $8 500 / AED 31 000
Collector certificate: Delivered with a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Medium: Chromogenic Print in Diasec (Acrylic & Aluminium Mounting)
About the picture : A couture salon with mirrors from top to bottom, echoing the house on rue Cambon. Obviously, a nod to Coco Chanel who liked to observe the effervescence through its mirrors on rue Cambon.
Simon view : The scene was all mirrors and bouquets of lilies. It reminded me of some old Hollywood film set and it was wonderful. Karl led Lily-Rose Depp along the runway for the finale. I produced an earlier work of this show (The Palace of Mirrors) and recently made this piece. I had used my P65+ Mamiya/Phase One, which produces an incredible amount of resolution. Studying the footage I couldn't believe how much detail there was, repeated over and over in the hall of mirrors. It gave me the idea to composite as many shots of Karl and Lily-Rose as possible into one single image.