Chanel: The genius of Karl Lagerfeld isn’t just limited to design. His uncanny ability to translate culture and “what’s happening” is what keeps him perpetually at the top of the fashion hierarchy. So this show was, of course, right on point. Within the walls of the Grand Palais, a cohesive mix of looks spanning ages and styles was set against the backdrop of a faux art exhibition. The pieces were comprised of Lagerfeldâ€™s own artwork set to a bigger scale by other artists. Is fashion art? Certainly under Lagerfeldâ€™s direction. It takes an extraordinarily creative mind to recreate a brand built on tweed skirts suits season after season. For Spring, the classic skirt suit was done in off-shoulder iterations, adding a little sex appeal to the ladylike looks. Tweeds came multi-colored, including a pink, peach, white and grey jacket worn with a knee-length skirt that zippered down the side and white Sixties-style mid-calf boots in white with the classic black patent Chanel toe. And the purse to accompany that look? A boxy gridded lucite hot pink clutch with red C’s attached to a gold chain that will certainly be snagged off the shelves ASAP.
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