Karl Lagerfeld has done it again. The maestro of fashion, photography, art and design wowed audiences this week with a Chanel Cruise show to remember.
Though you’d have a hard time believing it based on photos and images of the event, the Cruise 2018 show was actually staged in Paris. Chanel proved set skills rivaling those of blockbuster Hollywood films with a column-lined, sandy-pebbled scene of a a fictional and ideal Greece - "The Modernity of Antiquity".
Somehow the hair, makeup and Chanel designs still managed to keep viewers’ attention with a sea of exceptionally modern looks, including many more youthful designs than we’re used to seeing from the storied fashion house.
Highlights included tweed minidresses - whether with frayed hems or structural silhouettes, body conscious dresses with bulbous skirts, high waisted bikinis, diaphanous dusters... and one incredibly rich color palette.
Nearly natural lip colors, Egyptian goddess winged eyes and elegantly adorned headbands completed the looks along with gladiator sandals and bracelets, Chanel gloves and, naturally, an array of beguiling handbags.