Chanel Haute Couture SS17: the 31 rue Cambon at the Grand Palais
For this Haute Couture SS17 collection, Karl Lagerfeld decided to return to the sources by recreating the particular universe of 31 rue Cambon under the glass of the Grand Palais.
Thus, it is in an Art Deco decoration and with a mischievous reminder to the mirrors reflecting the grand staircase of Haute Couture salons of Chanel, that the designer presented his collection. In the center of the stage, a cylinder playing the kaleidoscopes reflects the silhouettes of the mannequins that seem to show infinitely.
The look is feminine and chic: hair slicked flattened hat tipped back, shoes or waders, leather and a silhouette with structured shoulders, with natural waistline revealing accentuated hips. The Chanel woman is glamorous, sure of it, dares deep necklines and pearl jewelry as anklet bracelet.
The collection is sparkling with metallic, silver, glittery or iridescent colors, ranging from pink, blue or pastel green down to the depths of blacks and marines.
There is obviously the tweed tailors, here draped at the waist to enhance the roundness of their tulip skirt. They are also associated with feminine dresses with officer collar or lavalliere, all worn with iridescent tweed coats.
Chanel woman goes out at night and to be the most elegant, she dresses radzimir, Duchess satin, organza and taffeta, lace, tulle and jacquard. Her outfits are adorned with embroideries, faceted stone chips and sheath dresses worn with tulle, feather and lace stoles.
The collection all through in becoming more sensual with embroidered flowers and leaves bustiers, big skirts and tulle dresses, plunging necklines to birth size and boleros marabou.
Then, a magical appearance, a moment of grace, a breathless before the sumptuous beauty of the wedding dress while flying air pale pink organza worn by the Chanel young ambassador : Lily-Rose Depp.