KARL Lagerfeld is known for his extravagant runway shows so it was only fitting that for his Fall 2017 contour we were both impressed and not surprised that there was a 38m high replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Grand Palais in Paris. Not only was the show a major success, Karl was also presented to the Grand Vermeil award – the highest honour in the city – by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. Overall, it was a good day for Karl and Chanel.
As the crowd sat underneath the Chanel tower, the brands classic motif was seen throughout the collection – tweed. Grey was the popular colour among the tweet garments in forms of pea coats and co-ordinated skirts, trousers and jacket and top combos. Billowed out sleeves, flower-style riffles and flat bowler hats were also seen making the outfits perfect for a Victorian-era detective.
Bead work and dark colours were seen later on in the show. One memorable look was the twilight purple and black and blue sequined dresses with a ruffle flower finish. The flowers were also added on the arms breaking the intensity of the sequins.
One of Glass’s favourite was the purple sleeveless slip dress. It was accompanied with a jewel neckline over dress in a metallic silver and black criss-cross pattern Deep purple ruffles were added on the arm, not allowing the sleeve to meet the neck. Another favourite was the memorable stark white dress. Clinched at the waist with a bow, the dress flared out into a reasonable-sized skirt. The model wore the flower concept in her hair which had an attached veil and black leather boots – a perfect wedding dress for the 21st century fashion girl.
by Amrit Chana
Images courtesy of Chanel