Chanel reaches for the stars
The Chanel catwalk show is always a major Paris Fashion Week highlight. This year Chanel upped their game with an ‘out of space’ catwalk show. From shopping centres to fake french streets, Chanel has never been one to disappoint with its showcase. The final day of PFW reminded all in the fashion world that Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld, reach a new unrivaled level every season. The Grand Palais , the location for the majority of Chanel’s shows, became a space exploration and launch centre. The invitations for this major fashion event were sent on cards illustrated with a Chanel branded rocket, this was then replicated into a 35 metre tall version. Many guests and spectators were surprised to say the least when the rocket actually launched 10 feet into the air.
Lagerfeld confirmed to everyone watching that he was still the master of the fashion universe.
The actual collection, modeled by the likes of Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid, was of course predominantly made of metallic silver garments with a monochrome undertone. Chanel’s signature tweed suit was made alien – friendly with metallic threads subtly running throughout the weave.
Shoes and accessories were also very noteable. Quilted space blankets were used as avant-garde scarfs and silver metallic fingerless gloves were worn on the majority of models.
From silver backpacks to rocket shaped purse bags, absolutely everything had a universal space theme.
Lagerfeld put a twist on the normal space boot, covering it with a glitter and adding feminine toe caps.
This Chanel collection also played homage to the origins of space travel – the 1960s. Hair and make up, as well as the garments, reflected this as many models wore broad beaded headbands – a key 1960s look.