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It was snowing in Paris, but the Grand Palais transformed into a luxury summer mansion!

Chanel Haute Couture 2019 brings romance spiced up with punk!

Dominika Žejdl
24.Jan 2019
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The luxury fashion show by Chanel under the leadership of the diving Karl Lagerfeld fulfilled all expectations, and show the best of the best. While it was snowing in Paris, it was summer inside the Grand Palais.

Karl Lagerfeld transfered the charming area near Monte Carlo in the south of France, where he has a luxury villa, right into the exhibition pavilion in Paris. Guests, who came to see the show would swear that they found themselves at a romantic countryside mansion.

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As always, the show started off with iconic tweed

The fashion brand Chanel is inseparably connected with stylish tweed, and it was precisely the outfits made of this material, that started off the fantastic show. Skirts with slits, tube skirts with an overcoat docerated with the finest coloured feathers, and the outfits, in the style of a mermaid in subtle or bold coloured tones, look divine.This lightness was offset by the punk style of make up and styling: A combination, which we consider a perfect move!

Lagerfeld was inspired by the 18th Century.

Models were walking through sandy corridoors of a charming French garden with a fountain, and perfectly presented outfits of the desgner. Airy skirts in pastel colours with flower details in the form of small roses are reminiscent of the dress of the beautiful princess Marie Antoinette.

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Luxusní byt na prodej s terasou a výhledem, Praha 1

Thought through to the last detail

The designer combines creativity with technical ingenuity in the collection. The flowers on the dresses look almost living, as they are preserved in resin, thanks to which they’ll last forever! Apart from hand-drawn sequin, Largeld used the best fabrics: organza, chiffon, laces, but even glossy leather or hand-woven tweed.

The interesting and for many dissapointing fact was, that after the show Karl Lagerfeld himself didn’t show up on the catwalk, which is the tradition, but he sent Virginia Viarde in his place, the event coordinator in the ateliers. She really enjoyed her moment of fame. 

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Názor PROTI PROUDU: Ornella Koktová

There was a strong snow calamity in Paris, and Karl Lagerfeld suddenly fell ill. Nevertheless, there was a fantastic fashion show held at the Grand Palais, of Chanel Haute Couture 2019.

While the show was done in the style of 18th Century, the question remains whether colourful feathers and various flower applications would fit with the ‘John Travolta’ style hair cut in ‘Grease’ (1978). The hairdresser, Sam McKnight, went a bit off the chain, or does he admire Marge Simpson that much?!

Even though I love the wild range of colours, the hand-woven tweed, or painted silk, the collection didn’t really win my heart. There is so much of everything, yet there is something missing! For example, the outfit decorated with lively flowers, and consisting of a light pink dress with a bolero – I don’t know, but maybe this jump to the style of the 50’s evokes the impression “old-young”. And there are other things in the collection, which won’t appeal to women, such as: children’s white collars, like on a baby outfit. I wouldn’t want to wear that!

What really took my breath away, was the procession itself! The sexy bride Vittorie Ceretti, walking by the azure pool in glowing crystal swimwear accompanied with a shower cap with a multi-meter long veil. That’s what I call a “cherry on top”.

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