Tuesday's highlight of the couture shows was the Chanel show - always bigger, better, more innovative. This time the designer recreated an Art Deco-inspired casino inside the Grand Palais with card and roulette tables in the middle of the venue, where front row guests were playing during the show and slot machines framing the perimeter. Among the star-studded tables one could recognize muses of the House - Julianne Moore, Kristen Steward, Lara Stone, Lily-Rose Depp, Vanessa Paradis or Baptiste Giabiconi among others. Some of them even took roulette or cards lessons prior to the event!
Entitled Cercle Privé, the collection keeps the classic lines of the House, the tweed jackets and suits, contrasting collars and gowns. To keep it simple, all the models wore the same hairstyle - a very strict and extremely short bob - and the same shoes - black mules with cutout in the front and curved heels. Adding to the designer's ever changing vision of the bride, this year's couture bride is wearing a double-breasted white pantsuit accessorized with a long veil floating behind her. Who better to portray her than the fashion world's newest inspiration - Kendall Jenner?
It's difficult to pick favorites, I'd say I really liked the white suit adorned with a black ribbon and bejeweled neckline, the dark blue boxy oversize jacket, the classic look in the opening photo or the dark blue dress with a falling waistline and long collar. Pick your own favorites:
Are you wondering about the bigger picture as well - the casino and the stylish extras? Here are a few snapshots from the venue:
And a video of the show:
Karl managed to create a magical show yet again! It's always a pleasure to watch him go overboard with intricate designs and magical surroundings! What did you think of the show?
Photos: Vogue, WWD, Style.com, fashionista.com