Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel shows have become the shows of myth, legend and ultimate surprise. From rocket ships to supermarkets, to building size perfume bottles and hay stacks, the spectacular performances have always been one to remember.

Fashion royalty were out in force for his final show to celebrate the life of a true legend in the industry who passed away on 19th February aged 85.

The Paris Grand Palais annually hosts the design house’s runways and was transformed into a winter wonderland for the grand finale. Models were decked out in the designer’s final collection which did not disappoint. Delevigne and Gerber lead a star studded show of muses and models at the pinnacle of their careers, many shedding a tear for the loved designer as the paraded down the grand palais.

 

Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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The fashion was classic Karl – bouclé suits a plenty, a largely monochromatic palette, flamboyant details (taffeta ruffled collars, layers of pearl necklaces, unexpected tweed hats) – and some rather fabulous references to the snowy setting, with ski suits and boots getting a surprising Chanel twist. Described by Vogue’s Sarah Mower as ‘Lagerfeld at his uplifting best’, imaginative, dream-like ready-to-wear combined with a show-stopping setting for what the designer would have engineered to be a fitting last hoorah.

Fans of Chanel’s spectacular shows shouldn’t be too worried – Lagerfeld’s longtime right-hand woman Virginie Viard has been appointed as his successor, meaning we can be safe in the knowledge his legacy will be respected and, fingers crossed, lived up to. But as the audience and models alike broke down in tears during yesterday’s finale, there’s no doubt his absence will be felt for a long time to come.

 

Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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Silver Pink - Chanel’s Sweet Goodbye

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