Chanel's Spring 2013 Couture collection was beautiful, but watching the pieces come to life in the hands of Chanel's artisans is almost as beautiful as the garments themselves.

The house offers a closer look at how its one-of-a-kind creations are made in a new video called "Le Savoire Faire." In it, workers in Chanel's Couture ateliers are seen creating gowns with components from the embroidery studio Maison Lesage and from the feather and floral applique masters at Maison Lemarié. It's as mesmerizing to watch countless thousands of beads, silk flowers, crystals, and other embellishments come together as it is to watch the show itself. A look at the process in the video below.