Every year, Karl Lagerfeld dreams up a collection for the Resort/Cruise season inspired by an exotic locale, and stages a grand spectacle of a show in that place. Past destinations include Saint Tropez, Venice Italy, and Miami.
This year’s tour-de-force occurred in one of the world’s most opulent spots – the palace of Marie Antoinette, otherwise known as Versailles in Paris.
The show took place at the fountains in the garden, and the models sported pale-hued hair and Chanel’s iconic interlocking C logo on their faces. The collection (referred to by Chanel’s go-to DJ Michel Gaubert as “ghetto royale”) was a perfect fusion of historic and modern, with lace cuffs and brocade details appearing alongside slouchy trousers and platform sneakers.
As always, Chanel’s signatures – pearls, chain-handled bags, and pieces crafted in boucle tweed – were seen throughout. Pastel shades and white were most prevalent, but there was a smattering of classic black.
If Marie Antoinette was alive today, we’re sure Lagerfeld’s creations would be right up her alley.