In this Chanel Spring 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week, runway meets runway with this airport-inspired backdrop for this new style trend. A total mashup! On October 6, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into his very own Chanel airport. In a world where air travel is glamorous, a pristine state-of-the-art Chanel Airlines terminal greeted guests upon arrival—complete with a faux airport exterior, baggage claim, and numbered gates. Truly carrying out the story from start to finish!
The airplane motif carried from the set onto the clothing and accessories, with one dress patterned like an arrivals board, and a sweater and pair of knit pants set in a elaborate repeating airplane design. The red, white, and blue airplane pins that adorned some looks will make it possible for any ensemble to be ready for travel from the Chanel terminal. In fact, Edie Campbell opened the show in a multicolored tweed jumpsuit with silver sandals and a silvery headband, toting a black Chanel rolling suitcase and carryall. Wouldn't it be amazing if flight crews could have Chanel uniforms? We would want to fly all of the time to see their wardrobes!
Front row of the show included Chanel muses Lily-Rose Depp, Vanessa Paradis, Cara Delevingne, and St. Vincent. For his bow, Lagerfeld picked up two of his frequent collaborators from the front row, Cara Delevingne and Hudson Kroenig (who was dressed as a pilot), and walked with them around the set. We can't imagine anything more creative than this!
Kudos to Karl for an awe-inspiring event! This is a total devour the detail worthy Mashup Monday!