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AN "ECO-CHIC" SHOW

CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE S/S '16



It's arguably the hottest ticket in town during Paris Fashion Week and today was no exception, as people gathered at the Grand Palais for the 2016 Chanel Couture Spring Summer show. Staged in a faux garden, with the blue skies of Paris coming through the windows of the Grand Palais, it was an idyllic backdrop for Lagerfeld's delicate collection. The models emerged from a wooden doll house and walked along footpaths set amongst the grass. Front row regulars Cara Delevingne (with her cute new pooch), Anna Wintour and Diane Kruger came to show their support.
The collection featured an array of different looks from day wear, workwear, striking eveningwear and even men's. Best friends Kendall and Gigi, along with sister Bella, all walked the show. 






The models began in Chanel suits shown in neutral shades of blue and white and all in traditional Chanel tweed, fitted with boxy sleeves. The daywear section played with silhouettes opting for a long lean skirt, crop top and adorned sleeves. Evening wear followed trend with a similar silhouette but more daring embellishment and rounded sleeve jackets. Kendall Jenner wore a black lace dress with a plunging neckline and Gigi wore a shimmering blush number with a translucent sparkling cape. The capes were shown throughout the evening wear section of the show and were the perfect compliment to the jewel encrusted dresses. Another constant was the belt bags seen hanging from the models waist, perfect for your iPhone or tablet.Male model and muse Baptiste Giabiconi walked the show in a gold tweed jacket and patchwork trousers. Mica Arganaraz, this year's Chanel bride, wore a blush textured column dress with a long train and that classic wedding staple, a hoodie. All the models wore the same shoe in different colours; a round toe cork wedge with a curved heel. 








The hair was the creation of Sam McKnight and was aptly called the 'Chanel Croissant', consisting of the hair being swept into a wide twist (we also get a bit of a Princess Leia vibe). The makeup was two elongated strokes of eyeliner to create a bold and enigmatic look.
The show ended with the three story wooden house opening up to reveal all the models on three levels. The perfect end, Lagerfeld's Chanel dolls being displayed in an array of couture creations that we only wish we could play with. 










Written by: Abigail White
Edited by: Phoebe Russell
Photos by: Maxim Sapozhnikov & Reuben Moore & style.com

 



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