Everything shimmered and shined - the little tweed suits and sets sprinkled with silver tinsel, later sequin constellations orbiting black eveningwear. There were bags that doubled as muffs and there were those that riffed on planets or were little novelty rockets. [CONTINUE READING...]
CC. Coco Chanel. Cape Canaveral. After last season's exploration of the robotic and digital, this one opens the door to the N°5 Launch Center. A launchpad built to almost life size proportions, a rocket pointing up towards the glass ceiling of the Grand Palais. The engines ignite, signaling the start of Karl Lagerfeld's latest mission - a cosmic exploration. With the maestro's Barbarellas and their big hair, held in place with knitted headbands embroidered with pearls. Underneath, the soundtrack of Bridgette Bardot then Daft Punk. Songs with the same name: Contact. Like the sci-fi films about out of this world encounters. As always approaching the occasion with innate elegance. Metallic accents, lurex and crystals are obligatory for all. They are mixed with the iconic bouclé on '60s silhouettes, tailored ladylike styles with a cosmic mood. The boots - covered in stardust - sparkle, the new must-have piece from the Paris season. Prints with floating astronauts, rocket shaped bags, cut off gloves bearing the iconic logo and big silver bags. From sequins to ring necklines, star and planet references with shorts under little coats in metallic leather, as if they were frozen. Black and silver, then metallic purple for the flared cape-coat with a quilted effect which looks like a kit for surviving the cold.
By Stefano Roncato - MFF Magazine for Fashion