Three, two, one… Karl Lagerfeld never lets us down; a supermarket, an airport, a recreation of the famous mirrored room at Chanel’s atelier, a brasserié. Every catwalk show from the maison will be forever spectacular. This time there was a space craft inside the Grand Palais—which was actually launched. Can it get any more impressive than this? After all Lagerfeld’s timing with NASA’s recently discovered galaxy, TRAPPIST-1, couldn’t be more perfect.
Seems like he wanted to go deeper with this futuristic and technological theme. Following his Spring/Summer ’17 show last October—with robots opening the catwalk—we can call this spatial illusion part two. The colour palette was patently around metallics; because what else could we expect from outer space apart from neutral shades. The Chanel jacket was recreated in sparkly embellished tweed, and the subtle dresses incorporated rounded collars—similar to those in André Courrèges' space-age collections—scrupulously ornamented with sequins. Cosmic bodies were printed and embroidered onto some pieces just to be paired with exquisite metallic green leather pants and jackets. And let us not forget the glittered boots that made perfect contrast with the quilted textures and the vaporous elaborated black dresses.
If we were to travel to this new galaxy as part of the Gabrielle Chanel Agence Spatiale crew, we’d all wear Chanel of course. And while Karl Lagerfeld generates his next breathtaking concept we can all wish upon a star… or Chanel. Either one will bring you love.
Written by MARÍA JOSÉ GONZALVEZ
Photos by LUIZA FERRAZ & GERSON LIRIO
Visual Editor OLGA SOROKINA