“It’s a journey through the sky, to the heart of constellations, in the wake of the astronaut Thomas Pesquet,” says Karl Lagerfeld – The Chanel Autumn Winter collection embraces the future with the Centre de lancement N°5 décor in the heart of the Grand Palais and at the foot of an immense 37 meter-high rocket, 90 models reach for the stars wearing boots scintillating like diamond constellations and headbands embroidered with crystals or faux pearls.
An ode to space and constellations, where the iconic tweed suit and other classic staples are once again reinvented and enhanced with electric blue and purple shades, sparkles and sequins, as well as iridescent thread, and beaded braids. Other eye catchy and statement garments and complements stood out such as the wrists covered with long silvery fingerless gloves, wide-cut trousers with double crêpe turn-ups and bubbling vinyl pieces imitating the surface of unexplored planets.
As if ready to receive helmets before heading into outer space, the collars of jackets and dresses in sparkling tweed, satin or double crêpe are high, round and rigid. On the same principle, evening dresses and blouses in chiffon printed with astronauts, play with vertical gravity on jewelled collars resembling Saturn’s rings.
In terms of accessories, the BOY CHANEL bag is enriched with a shiny chevron motif, the iridescent clutches are XXL, the minaudières take on the shape of a rocket or a planet and new versions of CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag come in metallic leather.
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