Karl Lagerfeld has transformed the Grand Palais into a supermarket, a demonstration boulevard and a mechanical greenhouse for the Chanel Haute Couture shows. This season, for Fall/Winter 2015/16 show, the virtuoso surprised the audience by reinventing Grand Palais into a casino, Le Cercle Privé.
The models, sporting their neo-tomboy bob hairstyles, showcased structured and graphic silhouette clothes. Slingback booties with a geometric heel were used to complete the looks. There were suits and asymmetric evening dresses in varying colours of black, grey, navy, white, red, gold, mauve, pink and green.
A range of 3D suits were introduced in the collection. They were painted, embroidered with beads, lined with satin, or braided with leather, using a technique called “selective laser sintering”. The CHANEL jacket is given a whole new dimension.
The dresses were swathed in lace, faille, silk, raffia, tulle and organza, duchess satin, taffeta and chiffon. Embellishments came in the form of feathers, sequinned and beaded embroideries.
The finale look was for a bride in a masculine guise with her white satin tuxedo accompanied by a long embroidered tulle veil.