The collection itself reflects the German designer’s vision of the Parisian woman, with the pieces giving emphasis to structure, shapes and silhouettes.
Karl Lagerfeld has done it again – transforming the Grand Palais into a space station with its very own Chanel rocket for Spring/Summer 2017, and now into a Parisian-inspired set with its very own Chanel tower (an obvious replica of the Eiffel) for its Fall/Winter 2017 show.
The collection itself reflects the German designer’s vision of the Parisian woman, with the pieces giving emphasis to structure, shapes and silhouettes. Speaking of silhouettes, a few key pieces bore resemblance to the form of the center steel structure, such as the black tulle dress featuring tiers of large rosettes (slider 19 below).
Chanel’s iconic tweed suits and dresses were given a twist with feathers erupting from arching shoulders and flower bouquets embroidered all over the sophisticated fabric. Each of the 65 looks also included a matching boater hat, much like the ones Mademoiselle Chanel wore in her day.
Besides the black, grey and navy palette typical of Chanel, this season’s collection saw a blend of warmer tones including orange with hints of yellow and red in between, as well as a few multi-coloured pieces, leading up to the final look – a white bridal gown.
No Chanel runway is really complete without a star-studded front row seat, and this show was no exception as celebrities Kirsten Stewart, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Tilda Swinton and Cara Delevigne filled the spots, among others.
See the collection here (swipe left for more photos).
Images: Courtesy of Chanel