Another Chanel story begins at the Grand Palais, where M. Lagerfeld took us to the future, but in the present. On a deconstructed theatre stage, back dropped with megalopolis, he gave us old world meets new works in typical Chanel fashion.
Continuing with the brands staple tweed, outfits used the jacket as an accessory rather than a focal point. Whereas on gowns it played as the main feature differentiating from the chiffons and silks typically used on eveningwear. But as this is a collection for the chillier months, layers were the true focal point. Jacket atop long sleeve blouses, atop sequin or suede skirts, atop sheer slip like skirts, atop thigh high legwear, pulled together by a wide belt and tweed cap.
Staying on the pastel side, the collection was filled with the usual whites and blacks, but featured blues, beiges and pinks for Fall as well as the darker more dreary shades we’ve come accustomed to. Notable day wear pieces, included stiff crew neck collared jackets, asymmetrical buttoned coat, A-line skirting and pointed shoulders on futuristic jackets. Evening wear included key hole features, tulle or chiffon trains, dolman sleeves, optical illusion patterns, bustier tops and accordion collars.
I’m not about the layers, by any means, but Chanel has me rethinking my Fall/Winter wardrobe. To recreate the look from the runway, make sure to finish it off with a pompadour pony, or keep it pixie cut simple for hair and thick dark eyebrows for makeup.