This year Karl Lagerfeld d decided to turn the cavernous Grand Palais show venue into a sleek and chic airport terminal for the Chanel Spring 2016 runway show.
There were a few features that lent themselves to pre-show selfies – the double C logo luggage carts, the helpful Chanel airline staff waiting at baggage drop off to ostensibly check in VIP travelers. But there wasn’t a Chanel last minute travel supply store in sight. Which left some disappointed that they wouldn’t be able to get their hands on a Chanel branded neck pillow, some Chanel beauty samples and courtesy toothbrush in an amenity kit, or even some double C compression socks.
Models trailed quilted trolley carry-on bags, wore velcro sandals with a line of lights ringing their thick soles. They sported stiff-billed baseball hats or silver driving gloves and finished off their outfits with reflective mirrored shades. However, all of the gray metal headbands, bow hair clips and wide cuffs.
Lagerfeld also embedded it into the fabric of his ready-to-wear. For those voyagers who prefer a more casual approach to on-board attire, some cozy knit airplane motif intarsia pants and sweaters or a pair of wide cut denim trousers worn with a roomy bracelet sleeved jacket should do the trick. And a number of graphic red, white, and blue ensembles had easy fluid silhouettes so that they were both boldly eye-catching and comfortable.
Go backstage and watch as the models prepare to go on board Chanel Airlines.