Chanel spring-summer 2016 show
Once again, he’s hit hard. After the supermarket, the art gallery and the casino, Karl Lagerfeld invites Chanel’s runway show guests to the airport.
Prepare for takeoff at the Paris Cambon airport, on Chanel Airlines. Under the nave of the Grand Palais, the decor faithfully mimics its model. There are panels indicating takeoff times, metal seats, and reproductions of departure waiting areas. From floor to ceiling, a cold white dominates, setting the tone for an electric Chanel collection. Here, Karl’s unique capacity to mix the house’s classics, including the famous double C, with contemporary streetwear codes is at its height. Caps worn backwards, neo-Birkenstocks and thick chains update each silhouette. Sixties-style tweed worn top to toe, fall-front trousers (one of Gabrielle’s classic Deauville styles), and the impeccable 3/4 coat are given new life with checked prints and graphic boater hats. Oversized glasses with multicolored lenses add a delicious irony; patterns on long scarf dresses are inspired by signs indicating airplane takeoff times.
By Delphine Roche