Chanel has done it once again: pure genius. The Fall/Winter collection was showcased in the Grand Palais per tradition, and everyone from Carine Roitfeld to Danielle Bernstein were in attendance. My invitation must have been lost in the mail, however thank god for Instagram, Twitter, etc because I was able to vicariously live the show through these various media.
The backdrop was called Brasserie Gabrielle, named of course, after the founder of the design house. Models strolled through the runways to eventually sit down at the counter tops, in the booths, or at the tables of the cafe. Then they would engage in laughter and chit chat, casually taking their beautifully constructed Chanel Tweed jackets off and pulling out their cellphones from the latest Chanel handbags. Karl Lagerfeld not so subtly displayed with this collection the effortlessly chic “livability” that Chanel embodies. Instead of choosing to make a political statement such as last season, Lagerfeld chose instead to display the Chanel lifestyle. After all “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Bravo Chanel, bravo.
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