Karl Lagerfeld returned to the roots of Chanel with his couture collection in Paris. The designer used instantly recognisable motifs from the French fashion house’s history —particularly the iconic boucle tweed — in a relaxed, elegant and modern way. Working with a colour palette that was soft and refined, focusing mainly on blush pink, dove grey, black and white, he sent a succession of evening gowns and separates down the catwalk, each one playful (“couture beanies” were worn by the models) and luxurious.
Wide, slouchy trousers in marshmallow pink tweed and romantic tulle gowns were given structure with the addition of sleek metallic belts, and a little pizzazz was added to the proceedings courtesy of the silver lurex tights which were worn with everything.
There was a fabulous insouciance to the outfit modelled by Stella Tennant — a chunky jacket thrown over a tiered column gown covered in tiny pink and white ruffles, while the breathtaking white feather gown worn by the ‘bride’ to close the show was the stuff of fashion fantasy.
As always, Monsieur Lagerfeld demonstrated his masterful skill and gave his many fans a new aesthetic to dream about.