The Chanel Story Behind the Spencer Poster

The white evening dress featured on the poster of Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer” starring Kristen Stewart was remade for the movie in 1,034 hours at Chanel ateliers.

If we had to choose one word to describe Lady Diana’s style, it would be “elegance”. For many years, Chanel was one of the brands that added elegance to the style of Diana. For this very reason, the brand redesigned a Chanel dress, which has been worn by Lady Diana, for the Spencer.

Directed by Pablo Larraín, the poster of Spencer was released on August 25, later on, the first trailer came. On the poster, Kristen Stewart’s back is turned. Although Lady Diana is depicting in a depressed mode, the beige organza evening gown embellished with gold and silver round, oval or leaf-shaped sequins forming floral branches achieves to attract attention. After all, it is a Chanel dress that Lady Diana once wore…

This evening dress is from the Spring-Summer 1988 Haute Couture collection. The dress was extremely remade for the movie in the Chanel ateliers, and it required a total amount of 1034 hours of work, 700 hours for embroideries. This strapless, boned dress has a straight neckline trimmed with a delicate pleated tulle ruffle and a frieze composed of ovum and florets, an appliquéd satin belt with a bow at the front, a skirt fitted down to the hips then gathered and longer at the back, as well as multiple tulle flounces mounted on an organza petticoat. Also, embroidery by Lesage and Pleating by Lognon. It is a stylish example of Chanel’s craftsmanship and also Diana’s elegance style.

Courtesy of Chanel