Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR – A documentary series by Ladj Ly and Kourtrajmé
Date: Tuesday 8 December 2022
Place: Palais de Justice of Dakar
With the Courtesy of the CHANEL Couture House
Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR fashion show
Tracing the creative genesis of the Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR fashion show, this first episode documents the energy of the rehearsals with the dancers from Germaine Acogny’s École des Sables and the choreographer and friend of the House, Dimitri Chamblas, in the presence of Virginie Viard.
Kourtrajmé film schools
Directed by students from the Kourtrajmé film schools founded by Ladj Ly in Dakar and Montfermeil, this episode is the first of a series of four.
The series reveals the preparation of the Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR fashion show, from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Paris to Dakar.
Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR
The choice of Dakar to present the Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR collection is the result of meetings over the past three years between Virginie Viard and choreographers, directors, musicians and authors, as well as friends of the House, who inspired this project.
The credits for this episode include a photograph by Malick Bodian – styled headdresses by Jenke Ahmed Tailly.
The film of the Métiers d’art 2022/23 CHANEL – DAKAR fashion show was revealed on Thursday 8 December 2022 at 1pm Dakar time, 2pm Paris time.
Ladj Ly, the director of the film Les Misérables, released in 2019, and member of the Kourtrajmé collective of directors, has been commissioned by Virginie Viard, the artistic director of the Rue Cambon fashion house, to produce a series of 4 documentaries chronicling the behind-the-scenes of this eventful fashion show.
Kourtrajmé is an association of artists founded by Romain Gavras, Kim Chapiron and Toumani Sangaré.
The filming took place between the rue Cambon, the 19M and Dakar and focused on the preparation of the Métiers d’Art collection.
Kourtrajmé – The directors’ collective – Montfermeile – Marseille – Dakar – Karaïbes
The French film-makers’ collective that also created a free film school for young people regardless of their diplomas and social origins.
Germaine Acogny’s Ecole des Sables
On the screen we see dancers from Germaine Acogny’s Ecole des Sables, in full rehearsal with choreographer and friend of the House, Dimitri Chamblas, students from the Kourtrajmé school in Dakar, focus on details of small hands on the pieces of the collection and moments of Virginie Viard in Dakar.
2022:23 Métiers d’art CHANEL – DAKAR SHOW –
A documentary series by Ladj Ly and Kourtrajmé