From billowing dresses creaed from layers of chiffon to a wedding dress covered in floral clusters of hand-stitched blossoms, Chanel's Haute Couture SS15 collection encapsulated the essence of spring perfectly.

Discussing his feminine line-up, Karl Lagerfeld explained how this season was all about keeping things fresh and whimsical: "The silhouettes are all about lightness, layering can be very heavy but if you do it with chiffon and with fabrics like this it becomes something very pleasant and graceful. "

"I like to build a kind of colour stripe and the longer tight skirt, and also the ballerina skirt, from a lower point of the waist. I am interested in the way they touch the body." 

Aside from the stunning, magical interiors of the Grand Palais, the clothes themselves were works of art, with Karl explaining: "There are no side seams, it's what the French call chute de rein, the seams are all on the bias and join beautifully at the back, this is really couture, it's something you can hardly do in ready-to-wear."

Hear more from from the creative director himself on Chanel's new Haute Couture collection for Spring/Summer 15, in the video below: