The Daily Front Row‘s Paris correspondent, Sofia Achaval de Montaigu, attends the shows at Fashion Week and lets us know what is going down on the biggest runways in the City of Lights.
DAY 9: March 5, 2019
Chanel presented the last collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld before his death. The Grand Palais turned into the alpine town of Gstaad, covered in snow and with wooden houses and lit chimneys. A minute of silence preceded the show in honor of the “Kaiser” of fashion, followed by audio of Lagerfeld explaining his beginnings at the house. Sitting front row were some of his favorite muses: Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Kristen Stewart. On the runway Cara Delevingne stood out wearing wide pants, a low-cut top and hat. Penélope Cruz surprised everyone looking like a bride in an all-white outfit with a feathered skirt and leather boots. My other favorite look was an outfit of white sequin pants with a black jacket. Overall it was a very emotional fashion show all things considered.
The Palais d’Lena was filled with celebrities like Elle Fanning, Poppy Delevingne and Alexa Chung for Miu Miu’s new collection, where feminine items and masculine ones with military touches coexisted. One of my favorite looks was a long-sleeved dress with a wide skirt in camouflage print. Floral prints, parkas, and extra large coats also made the cut this season. Another of my favorite looks was a black dress in a floral pattern with a pink fur coat long to the floor. After the show there was an after party at Raspoutine hosted by my dear friends Alexia Niedzielski and Josephine de la Baume, featuring guests like Chloë Sevigny and Amandla Stenberg.
Paris Fashion Week closed with Louis Vuitton’s show, attended by stars like Jaden Smith, Emma Stone, Karlie Kloss and Sienna Miller. As in previous seasons the show took place at the Louvre. Creative director Nicholas Ghesquière chose to recreate the Pompidou’s colorful poles and tubes inside the famous museum. The collection was inspired by the New Romantic movement of the ’80s and included ruffled skirts, sweetheart-neckline dresses and masculine blazers. The styling went even further through the models’ make-up with thick eyebrows and burgundy lipstick.