Chanel Couture Spring

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The Set
A beautiful outdoor scene was built inside the Grand Palais, featuring grass, a blue sky, and a wooden pathway as the runway. The models emerged from a wooden structure and walked along the path.
Colour Palette
“Gabrielle Chanel was the Queen of beige”, stated Karl Lagerfeld who showcased a large palette of beiges: ecru, ivory, sand, dove, putty, taupe and mocha.
The Look
“The starting point for this collection was the silhouette”, declared Karl Lagerfeld. Playing with inverted volumes he focuses on short tweed jackets with oval sleeves, worn with long pencil skirts, or fitted jackets coupled with full skirts or flared culottes.
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The Front Row
Diane Kruger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne (and her puppy)
The Shoes
Every look featured the same round-toe cork wedge with a curved heel in different colours.
Beauty
Makeup: Tom Pecheux created a fresh take on the classic cat eye – two elongated strokes of eyeliner framed each model’s eyes.
Hair: Sam McKnight swept the models’ hair into chignons they called the “Chanel croissant.” The inspiration was said to be from a Picasso sculpture Karl had showed him.Chanel 1
Must Have Accessory
The chic smartphone pouch to match the model’s outfit.
Music
The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
Finale
For the finale, the wooden slats of the house opened to reveal all the models standing on different levels. Karl Lagerfeld emerged in the front holding hands with his Chanel bride, Mica Arganaraz.
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Images courtesy of  Chanel