Chanel Offers Paris Blue Skies Show
Friday, 27 January 2012
Paris Fashion Week has reached for the skies with a show from Chanel.
Karl Lagerfeld's couture show for the label in the Grand Palais saw models show some Air Chanel chic with a high-end aeroplane setting.
The decadent set was out-of-step with the more austere vibe displayed by some designers.
However, Lagerfeld's show hit all the right notes - with models dressed in crisp Sixties-style fashions that were reminiscent of the US sitcom Pan-Am. They matched slim dresses in block colours with court shoes to create a retro air-hostess vibe.
The set was a replica of the inside of a regular passenger plane. Its curved walls and smart carpet were a light blue, complementing many of the creations worn by the models, who walked down the aircraft's central aisle as though they were serving the passengers - or spectators - who sat either side in airline chairs.
Builders spent not far off a week putting the set together, and it brought gasps and shocked faces from many of those who were led down the passage to catch a glimpse of the Chanel spring-summer collection. As the models vogued their way down the runway, they stuck hands in pockets and jutted out elbows.
Lagerfeld isn't the only one to have been wowing the fashion week crowds, however. The event was opened by Versace, with a show that offered oodles and oodles of glitter via sequinned dresses and jewel-covered bodies.
Chief designer Donatella Versace offered a spring-summer collection that displayed a military vibe with bespoke gold detailing. At the centre of the show was a clutch of off-the-shoulder designs which brought something softer to a show shot through with bursts of yellow, green and red.
Among the celebrities who have been seen out and about during fashion week were Cameron Diaz and Chloe Sevigny.
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