Chanel Haute Couture Paris SS2019

January 23, 2019 by  
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Snowy Paris outside, sunny Italy inside. A pool, an Italian villa and cypress trees awaited us at the Grand Palais this morning. Inspired by the exhibition “La Fabrique du luxe: Les marchands merciers Parisiens au XVIIIe siècle” which ends January the 27th Karl Lagerfeld came up with an 18th century inspired collection. It resulted in models with high hair (and a flower in it) wearing dresses and pencil skirts with a 7/8 hemline. It made them look extra lean and tall. The usual line up of tweed skirt suits all had a special lower part. Either pleated, ruffled or embellished with floral appliques (from dried flowers). Flowers, (a few ostrich) feathers and hand painted sequins gave the delicate designs of organza, chiffon and lace it’s special couture touch. Necklines varied from bateau to origami folded and standing collars. Vittoria Ceretti made a splash when she concluded the show in a silver encrusted bathing suit which she wore with a matching swimming cap with a long veil attached to it.