The 2021 Goya Awards ceremony honored the best in Spanish films on Saturday (March 6) from the Teatro del Soho CaixaBank in Málaga, Spain.
Penelope Cruz was definitely the highlight of the night combining her two loves: Chanel, and a black dress.
I love how this Chanel Pre-Fall 2021 bustier dress captures the alluring sensuality of her style; marrying an elegant silhouette for a sense of regal poise, with the embroidered bodice which injects powerful femininity.
Chanel were kind enough to share some of Penelope’s thoughts on why she choose this dress, and Virginie Viard’s vision for the fashion house.
Why did you choose this dress? How is it to finally attend a physical ceremony and how does it feel to wear CHANEL for it?
I chose this dress with my friends at CHANEL during a fitting in Paris a few months ago. I tried different looks and as always, it was difficult to decide because all of them are so incredible and special. But I thought this dress was the one for this ceremony. I did not want to be overdressed neither underdressed, it’s a special event, we need to be there more than ever to support our industry, cinema. My friend Antonio Banderas is the host of the ceremony, I’m going with Pedro. It’s the perfect dress for this occasion, it’s very elegant, really modern and rock’n’roll, like Virginie herself and everything she’s doing, and I feel so comfortable in it, like if I was wearing jeans.
Why does the Métiers d’art collection always fascinate you? What’s so special about it?
The attention to details, the artistic way of working, the fact that I’ve been so lucky to know so many people at CHANEL since 1999 when I attended my first show. Every time I’ve been able to visit the ateliers, I’ve become friends with some of the seamstresses that I admire very much, some of them have been at CHANEL for more than 40 years! When you see that closely, you have even more respect and admiration not only for the talent of Virginie, and Karl before her, but for fashion and the hard work behind, the crazy hours, the passion and dedication of all the people involved. CHANEL is a big family, I see the same faces over and over again from the beginning, it gives a lot of credibility to all of it. And I’ve attended a few Métiers d’art shows, they are always very special.
What do you like about Virginie Viard’s creations for CHANEL? How do you relate to her vision of fashion?
I relate because she designs thinking about women, not thinking about herself. She has amazing taste, I love what she likes, but she is very generous when she’s creating, she’s thinking about what’s beautiful but also about what’s practical and what will make you feel good when wearing it. It’s not a pose, she really is rock’n’roll and I love that side of her. And I love that she cannot handle compliments. When I get close to her after a show, when I start complimenting her, she blushes. I love humble people, hard workers. She’s more CHANEL than anybody because she’s been there for more than 30 years, being Karl’s right arm. I could not imagine anyone better to fill this position today and she’s creating incredible collections. She just represents the essence of CHANEL. She’s CHANEL in every way, and at the same time, every single piece she creates is completely new.
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