Thursday 19 October 2017

Lagerfeld channels an airport for Chanel show

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection in Paris
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection in Paris
German designer Karl Lagerfeld and model Cara Delevingne appear at the end of his Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear collection
Actress and model Lily-Rose Depp poses before the Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Chanel

Kim Ripoll

Designer Karl Lagerfeld turned a Paris exhibition centre into an airport to present his spring/summer 2016 collection for Chanel yesterday.

The Grand Palais was decked out with a check-in desk, waiting area, flight information board and a No. 5 gate - a nod to the brand's famed perfume - for the show.

Model Edie Campbell kicked off the show in a pink and green check jumpsuit while wheeling a black quilted luggage trolley into the hall.

The aviation theme was evident with aeroplane and departure board prints adorning several outfits.

The staple Chanel suit came in monochrome print or pastel colours, tied at the waist with a ribbon.

"It was about shine, the reflection of the sun on the airplanes," Lagerfeld (82) said. "We did so much gold ... at Chanel that it was fun to make everything silver and chrome."

Lagerfeld is known for his fashion show settings and has created a mock casino, supermarket and brasserie in the past.

The audience was a star-studded affair, featuring tennis ace Maria Sharapova and actresses such as Lily-Rose Depp.

Irish Independent

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