#ChanelGroundControl. The hashtag printed on the invitations set the tone of what was going to be the next Chanel show. Karl Lagerfeld made a rocket take off under the glass roof of the Grand Palais for a Chanel fashion show strong in glitter, metallic surfaces and astronaut prints. Karl Lagerfeld seems to have been inspired by the spationaut Thomas Pesquet for the Chanel autumn-winter 2017-2018 fashion show, which was held Tuesday, March 7 in Paris, at the Grand Palais. From the launch center N ° 5, the guests were embarked on a one-way trip to the stars. Around an immense rocket, sixties babydolls with the appearance of pretty cosmonauts presented the pieces of the collection ready-to-wear autumn-winter 2017-2018 designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Unlike the futuristic style of Courrèges or Cardin inspired in the 1960s by travels to the Moon, the models’ outfits were nothing revolutionary but managed to evoke the journey into space in full respect of the Chanel codes.The prints offer a space journey: patterns of cosmonauts passed on X-rays as well as skillfully polarized planets affixed on the muslin of an evening gown or on the fine mesh of a sweater round collar. Quilted and enveloping sets, stoles, also padded and iridescent, like survival covers were wrapped around the models.
And for the classicists, there were essence-of-Chanel tweed suits aplenty, albeit worn over strange little tweed shorts. What’s not to love about an impeccably cut ivory wool pea-coat (for most Chanel clients, that means it will be a perfect fit) or a black mohair jacket piped in white? The closer you looked (tricky as Chanel’s grand spectacles place even the front row some distance from the action), the more there was for Chanel aficionados to wear.
The winter bermuda takes advantage of all this fleece to make a remarkable return; Quilted, leather, tweed, under skirts, suits, associated with glittery tights … It creeps in everywhere, imposes itself like the neo-skirt and matches perfectly with the high boots almost completely covered with glitter. Black tips and heels, declined in gray, pink and gold pay tribute to the iconic Chanel pump shoes; a tribute that is not surprising as the brand celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year. A small step for some, a big step for the fashion sphere. The pivotal modernity might have been the twist done to stand-up collars, or pencil skirts which were turned into minidresses.
Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily-Rose Depp responded favorably to the invitation as well as her first-class neighbors Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams, but also actresses Clotilde Hesme, Elodie Bouchez (seen at the beginning of the Fashion Week at the Saint Laurent fashion show), Karidja Touré, Ludivine Sagnier, Marie-Ange Casta and Mathilde Warnier, and the director Sofia Coppola. Models Alice Dellal, Audrey Marnay, Caroline Maigret, Erin Wasson and Lottie Moss, and singers Lily Allen and Rita Ora completed the prestigious list of guests at the Chanel “take-off center”.
The Chanel Fashion Show was Cara’s first proper public appearence of her newly platinum blonde hair- a big moment, I think we can all agree. Proving her inimitable sense of personal style is as keen as ever, Delevingne is cleverly juxtaposing Supreme shorts (the stuff of teen boys’ dreams) with a prim Chanel cardigan and slack white trousers.