Karl Lagerfeld took onlookers at Paris’ Grand Palais on a walk through fashion history last night with the Chanel haute couture show, which gave a very strong nod to the fashion house’s creator Coco Chanel. The moonlit show (which took place at the unusual time of 10pm) featured aspects of the classic ‘Chanel girl’ look, including grey and black tweed, pearls, bold suited jackets and of course, the mini bowler hat.
The whole show was an obvious ode to the woman who started it all, with a perspex plinth in the centre of the runway holding a glass statue of Coco Chanel in her signature tweed suit and hat. The garment shapes were also a tribute to her era, with 1940s influences being obvious in the nipped in waists, stiff flared peplums and conservative pencil skirts. Add some vintage Parisian style broaches and low-heeled boots and you’ve got yourself some perfect Coco Chanel haute couture.