The Chanel catwalk was very environmentally-friendly if nothing. Karl Lagerfeld described his sudden change of heart to fly-off to an ecological space,
“It’s more about the mood of the times, not something you have to translate,” said the designer after the show. “It’s all about the wind, it’s in the air,”
“I started sketching in Central Park and it was so hot that I wanted fresh air,”
The show opened with many jackets, dresses and skirts in monochrome designs, glittering with figurative pollen exuding a rather optimistic and elegant air. Accessories in the form of wreaths of pearls, were worn on wrists and necks, and for the shoes we had wedge stripey ones.
There were column dresses, very modern ones, little cropped jackets, and some amazing shoulders of cocoon shapes and bell sleeves, on a couple of the numbers.
The dresses were of a trapeze design, and became more and more elaborate as the show went on. Strapless, white and sequins in blooms walked pretty with titanic hats that had transparent brims. Apart from that, there was blue and black designs in sequins,
Front-row guests included Kanye West and Jennifer Lopez at the beautiful Grand Palais, with it’s glass roof flooding in sunlight, as the thirteen wind turbines gently rotating. The models walked upon a floor crafted with inspiration from blue solar panels.
Sheath dresses, choker necklaces, and buttons running down the front of pastel shades of a mini jacket, really remarkably conjured up designs that are so very rare to spot these days. Lagerfeld knows how to stay true to his form, which means fit and flare dresses, with white trimmings, but also exploring with black organza dresses, a bolero here and there, chiffon dresses,