Haute Couture: tweed, feathers and mirrors at the Chanel show
today Jan 24, 2017
Paris sparkled under Chanel's stage lights on Tuesday as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Always highly anticipated, the Chanel show, held in the Grand Palais, kicked off the third day in the French capital's haute couture week.
Tweed, pearls, bows: most of the signature details favored by Gabrielle Chanel, which have since become emblems of the French fashion house, were on display in this 2017 spring-summer haute couture collection. Modernized by Karl Lagerfeld, they were a decorative feature on retro and, in some cases, art deco-inspired pieces that combined tulle, organza, satin, silver and reflective materials to play on textures and contrasts.
Suits and evening dresses
In this latest collection, the French fashion house largely set aside trousers to focus on evening dresses and suits with skirts. These were mainly in tweed and pastel colors, and cut in styles that were evocative of different decades.
For his evening dresses, Karl Lagerfeld opted for a dazzling mix of materials. Tulle and tweed, lace and tweed, and satin silver material were deployed on voluminous dresses, and high-waisted sheath-like gowns with added decoration from feathers, bows and pearls.
As for accessories, Chanel presented a range of hats to match specific suits, which were delicately posed on models' tied back and flattened hair. Lavallières and belts were also on show, as were the pearls that adorned models' ankles.
Lily-Rose Depp in a wedding gown
To conclude the show, Karl Lagerfeld chose to call on Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp's daughter, whose links with the fashion house have gone from strength to strength in recent seasons. The young woman modeled a voluminous pink dress decorated with multiple flounces.
Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Pauline Hoarau, and Lineisy Montero also participated in the show.
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