For the Fall 2017 couture shows, the High-Fashion designers took over Paris. But for Chanel, the show was higher than the standards of every normal fashion show, even higher than the standards of the very special Director of Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld, who is 81, a head designer of Chanel and Italian fashion house Fendi, and lately a fashion photographer as well. The show did not only impress fashion lovers, but everyone who appreciates architecture, creativity and design.
The set was a dream! A recreation of the Eiffel Tower in the Grand Palais -where the Victoria’s Secret fashion show was previously showcased there in 2016-, inspired by the iconic Parisian fashion vibe. Models slayed the runway under the giant Eiffel Tower replica, that arched the runway for all sides.
The front was star-studded by all the special fashion lovers, celebrities and those who make appearances on red-carpets with Karl’s signature, including Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Pharrell Williams, Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart.
The collection was never different than the classic Chanel. Ankle-length dress coats, puffed-out arms, twinsets, hooded jackets, and jumpsuits and knee-length boots were all over the runway. The color palette was mostly grays and blacks, and all the looks were completed with hats. And for the finale, a Chanel bride in all-white gown and black boots closed the show. Karl says that the collection is about the elegance of an early 20th century woman.
At the end of the show, Karl Lagerfeld was honored the highest honor of Paris. The city’s mayor Anne Hidalgo presented the designer with a Grand Vermeil medal, as an honor and appreciation for his work in France, especially in Paris. Well-deserved by one of the biggest names in the fashion world. “A big talent; a unique person; someone who make Paris more magical; someone who makes Paris a city in which things happen. Paris loves you, Karl. You are Paris” – Hidalgo said in a short speech.