Karl Lagerfeld took a step back from his usually big statement sets and went old school with a salon set up—think white carpets and high back wooden chairs. Although the runway clocked in somewhere around a mile—the winding chairs provided the illusion of intimacy at the Grand Palais this morning.
If the set was an homage to pre-social media, pre-street style, pre-fashion week madness, the collection also saluted a quieter history and the very ethos of early Chanel—the pearls, the boucle suits, Coco’s famed flat top black hat.
But it wasn’t all a hat tip to the past—hooded pink leather skirt suits and tough quilted black leather coats are all modern Karl Lagerfeld Chanel. And he pulled out the big name girls now to wear them, Kendall, Gigi, newcomer Lineasy Montero, Mariacarla Boscono. Willow Smith sat front row, ushering in a new generation of Chanel fans.
We’ve seen more than one sequin on a little dress this week—which could mean fashion is ushering back in a lighter time when the party was the main event. Girls in the ’80s knew how to have a good time and wore the mini dresses to match.
The final looks were a parade of gauzy black and white mini dresses and gowns, with pearl buttons or leather stitching. A tiered white lace dress was intrinsically Chanel—it preceded the final dress which features double C logos. Lest you forget who’s boss.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US