Boarding call: Chanel's flight of fancy for S/S '16
King Karl proved the sky's the limit (yet again) when it came to one of Paris Fashion Week's most pinnacle events - the Chanel's S/S '16 presentation
"I wanted to make the perfect airport where boarding is a pleasure and not a nightmare like it is now," said Karl Lagerfeld, with an ever-so tactful dig at travelling in the 21st century. Transforming Paris' Grand Palais into the most luxurious air carrier in the world - Chanel Airlines - was likely no simple feat, but with typical Lagerfeld aplomb, Karl nailed it. Guests watched with amusement as models breezily pushed their quilted and CC-decorated suitcases around a busy airport terminal, decked out in travelling attire perfectly befitting a First or Business Class passenger.
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Bright and multi-coloured patterns were plentiful (with some even featuring cute aeroplane motifs and replicas of the flight information screens on them) and hemlines on the voluminous skirts were long and breezy - a nod to the holidaying traveller perhaps? But Business Class types were catered for with a series of boxy cut tweed suits and coats that were missing the usual buttons and pockets that usually make the house's suiting so recognisable - it didn't matter, because the craftsmanship was unmistakeably Chanel.
While the landing light-mimicking flatform sandals were an obvious crowd and Instagram favourite, the theme of jet set glamour carried throughout the collection - from the plane-shaped brooches and futuristic aviatior sunglasses to the silver flying gloves. Watched by front-row Chanel favourites like Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp (the angelic face of their latest eyewear campaign), Cara Delevingne (who joined Karl and Hudson Kroenig on the runway for the finale), plus St. Vincent and Caroline de Maigret, it's proof that the luxury label knows how to keep their customers and the rest of the covetous fashion world completely enthralled.
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