Go Into the Woods with the Chanel Fall 2018 Show – Yesterday, Chanel took over the Grand Palais, Paris, for its Fall 2018 fashion show. The stage, imagined by fashion mastermind Karl Lagerfeld, was an incredible magical forest, with real live trees, foliage and moss. But the real show happened on the catwalk. With several celebrities attending the show, such as Pharrell Williams, Carla Bruni, Lilly Allen and Keira Knightly, Karl showed the world why Chanel is… Chanel.
Taking the season quite literally, the Chanel set embraced fall in every way possible—from leaf-covered invitations to leaf-covered floors. Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris’ Grand Palais into a lifelike forest complete with tall trees that lined the runway and a backdrop that seemed to extend the Chanel forest infinitely.
Lagerfeld muses including Carla Bruni, Lily Allen and Keira Knightley all sat front row at the Fall 2018 show. Notably missing this season were Chanel regulars Lily-Rose Depp, Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams.
Lilly Allen and Carla Bruni
As for the collection itself, models paraded through piles of leaves in an astounding total of 80 fall-ready looks that varied from Chanel’s classic tweed to fur coats, black lace gowns and oversized scarves.
While the show opened with an array of predominantly neutral looks in shades of black and grey, bright hues of blue, orange and pink were woven into the collection in the form of fingerless opera-length gloves and scarves.
The final twelve looks all featured black lace dresses paired with colourful statement-making gloves done in bright, unexpected shades of leather. Amongst those in the contrasting look was supermodel-in-the-making Kaia Gerber, who hit the runway in a black lace mini dress, pink leather gloves and mismatched earrings featuring the brand’s double C logo.
Standing out against the dark and moody fall backdrop were the colourful lineup of fingerless gloves—a nod to Karl Lagerfeld’s signature accessory, perhaps?
In-between, there were plays on the brand’s signature tweed, chubby fur coats and quilted Chanel puffers—all making for plenty of outerwear options.
One thing’s for sure: the Chanel woman is set to be bundled up in style during her many walks through the woods next season. But she won’t be blending in with those colourful leather gloves.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar