The Grand Palais is transformed into a peaceful mountain village with peaks as far as the eye can see, a street and snow-topped chalets to welcome the Chanel Fall show
A metamorphosis imagined by Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard, in the atmosphere of a beautiful winter’s day, the Chanel Fall 2019 RTW collection featured wardrobe marked with masculine/feminine accents. A palette of winter white, beige, black and navy blue was punctuated with flashes of purple, fuchsia, brick and emerald green.
With houndstooth, tartan and big check motifs, a dusting of snowflakes, in chevrons or imitating astrakhan, top stitched and quilted, tweed displayed its masculinity on suits with wide-cut trousers worn high at the waist, coupled with great overcoats.
The tweed jackets were trimmed with a thick wool braid, woven or left almost raw. Others revealed a flared collar and a trompe-l’œil bolero. Ski outfits were mixed with urban wear. Braided or adorned with a patch pocket to slip in a ski-pass, little tweed jackets were combined with a pencil skirt, and an outfit of over-jacket and wide-cut trousers in leather.
The desire for sophisticated comfort emanated from the silhouettes. A very feminine delicacy escaped from these maxi enveloping volumes. Romanticism abounded with the great capes in wool, the dresses with Claudine collars and tiers of rounded panels, the skirts in snowy guipure lace and the white tuxedos in duchess satin.
The bags matched the tones of a season in the mountains: in black or white smooth quilted leather, supple in quilted tweed with a double C clasp interlaced with leather, a flap in faux fur or a camera case in braided shearling. Removable purses were attached to small bags with shoulder straps. Hip bags in faux fur or leather embroidered with glossy camellias alternated with gondola lift minaudières in rhinestoned resin.
Go backstage and discover Chanel’s Winter wonderland with a beautiful selection of styles for Fall.