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PFW: Chanel Recreated the South of France in Paris

Lagerfeld Recreates the Gorges Du Verdon

Chanel’s fashion shows are always ones to remember. They become iconic events that stay vividly etched in our minds and seem to set themselves apart from all other brands and collections. Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t just put on shows, he puts on spectacles. From creating a replica of the Eiffel Tower to building a rocket ship that actually rose into the air, he has done it all.

This season, Lagerfeld brought us back to nature with his Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Chanel’s show took place at the Grand Palais which Lagerfeld designed to resemble the Gorges du Verdon in the South of France. Models walked down a wooden runway surrounded by gushing waterfalls, cliffs, and even a river.

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

Throughout the collection, Lagerfeld seem to find inspiration in the 60’s and 70’s youth culture, featuring accessories such as plastic boots and visors.

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, made her Chanel Fashion Show debut. The model donned a white denim skirt with tweed fringe on the bottom and a matching tweed jacket and top. Chanel has always been famous for their use of tweed in creating their sought after blazers and suits. However, it’s nice to see the classic piece modernized by including a denim skirt.

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

Plastic boots and hats were a wardrobe staple throughout the collection, but they proved to be just as functional as they were chic, protecting the models from mist produced by the waterfall. The plastic bucket hat is one of the trendiest accessories we’ve been introduced to on the runways this season and although we probably won’t be rocking one ourselves, we love admiring it.

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

Plastic hat, boots, purse, cape, and gloves. Only Chanel.

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

We are in love with this leather and patten leather combo coat. We definitely don’t look this chic when we get caught in the rain, but we wish we did.

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

Lagerfeld designed this stunning plastic poncho complete with ruffled edging detail and a hood. The cape was paired with a structured pale blue skirt and jacket, and over the knee boots.

 

photo from Vogue

photo from Vogue

This ensemble looked like the perfect outfit for traipsing along the South of France. The rich blue hues and one-pieec bathing suit and scarf wrap made an amazing combo.

Lagerfeld never ceases to impress and his Spring 2018 collection certainly did not disappoint. Instead, it left us with a high-fashion masterpiece on the last day of Paris Fashion Week and exemplified Chanel’s  talents and creativity.

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