By Emily Borrett.
When we think of Paris Fashion Week, the first designer that instantly comes to mind is Chanel, the timeless French fashion label that every girl covets and admires. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld always puts on a good show (recent memorable shows have featured a giant barn with models cheekily rolling in the hay, and last season, models in yeti-like furs stomping around a melting iceberg), so everyone was waiting with baited breath today for what they knew would be a spectacular show.
And yes, as you can see from the photos above, it was classic Chanel grandeur and flamboyance all the way. In typical Lagerfeld style, the floor space was decorated like a French garden complete with fountains, with what seemed like every supermodel ever working in the show. It was hard to believe that this was the ready-to-wear show and not couture, as the lines between the two became blurred in the beauty of the collection.
There was breathtaking detail in the clothes; tiny beaded embellishments that gave the collection’s box jackets an iridescent appearance, rich-looking classic tweeds in silvers and pale ice-cream colours, fringing and feathering, sheer lace midi-skirts and some of the most fantastic looking costume jewellery that I’ve probably ever seen. Any French woman would kill for this level of Parisian style.
Best show of Paris Fashion Week so far? In fact, best show in all of the past month’s fashion shows, full stop? Yeah, I think so..