Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel Couture Collection under Eiffel Tower Replica

At the Grand Palais in Paris, on July 5, the atmosphere in the enormous stage had already been set before the defile by Karl Lagerfeld’s decision to present Chanel’s Couture collection in a very Parisian manner, and for that, he placed deck chairs in the shadow of an Eiffel Tower replica, lightly clouded at the top. The first sight of Couture started on Mario Batkovic’s ‘Restrictus’, who set the tone for the music that played throughout the show.

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Looking at the clothes, I get a Merry Poppins feel, starting from the very first outfit. The hats, the shoes and the shape of the clothes, all send you on a playful journey that’s meant to be a secret, camouflaged by a rather serious attitude, especially given the lack of details that’s dominating the beginning of the show. Even after that, there’s an abstinence that’s happening, compensated only by feathers placed in the least expected places and big flowers playing out as pampered hems. Sleeves and high boots receive the same treatment, a manner that creates quite an image. Sparkling fabrics suddenly change the mood set at the beginning and with that the collection triumphs into the elegant and highly sophisticated Chanel garment.

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The front row meant names like Kristen Stewart, Julian Moore, Kaya Scodelario (finally!), Nana Komatsu, Tilda Swinton and many other. After the show, Karl Lagerfeld received the Medaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris by the city mayor, Anne Hidalgo.

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Fresh from the Runway: Chanel Cruise 2018 Fashion Show

This week keeps getting better and better after Met Gala 2017 taking place on Monday and today’s relic ambiance from Chanel Resort 2018 fashion show. The presentation prepared by Karl Lagerfeld for this collection almost convinced me to rewatch Hercule Poirot and his adventures in the ruins of ancient Greek, but that didn’t happen.

Chanel like always exceeded my expectations, both in the fashion sense and the story created around the clothes. The collection is the perfect excuse for a well-deserved comeback of the goddess-type woman in a new dimension of sophistication and modernism.

Gold and bronze are often seen in accessories, embellishments, and fabrics. The gladiator image has a go over the shoes and skirts, while the goddess is embodied in embellished long dresses, and adapts as the show goes on, to more sophisticated pieces, like the short sleeve dresses.

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