Paris Fashion Week has officially come to a close for all of its next-level presentations. From Chanel trickling waterfalls to Saint Laurent’s sparkling Eiffel Tower. The scene outside of the Carrousel du Louvre still held its own for traffic-stopping beauty looks.
Each season the Chanel set is the talk of Fashion Week. Like the Cecil B. DeMille of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld instructs his team to build epic construction and create detailed fantasy worlds. The audience leaves their dreary realities behind the minute they step inside.
Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 Collection at Paris Fashion Week
On Tuesday morning, the final day of Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld presented Spring 2018 collection. This season, the Kaiser traded in working spacecraft for something a bit more serene. A life-size mountain landscape, complete with flowing waterfalls, shrubbery, and footbridges. The clothes did not disappoint, either, with healthy servings of the French house’s traditional wares. The tweed and wool separate mixed in with new, more contemporary styles, including clear PVC boots, visors, and jazzed-up denim.
Kaia Gerber led the pack, netting her second Lagerfeld opening of the season, followed by another favorite from Fendi, Hoyeon Jung. Chanel regulars Anna Ewers, Vittoria Cerretti, Louise Parker and Binx Walton all graced the runway in the show’s distinctive blue and orange makeup, as did house standards including Mariacarla Boscono, Arizona Muse, and longtime fit model, Amanda Sanchez.
This season’s breakout star, Kaia Gerber opened the show with proud mum Cindy Crawford watching on from the front row. There were 90 models in the show, led out by the coltish Gerber who crowned her debut catwalk season with the coveted opening slot at Chanel. Victoria’s Secret model and one-to-watch Grace Elizabeth closed.
Gerber’s supermodel mom Cindy Crawford was front and center of the Chanel show—along with famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier and many of Chanel’s favorite ambassadors like Vanessa Paradis, Caroline de Maigret, and Marie-Ange Casta.
Chanel really covered all bases for Spring Summer 2018. From a new twist on the house’s iconic tweed designs (think mini skirts and crop tops) to an unexpected amount of denim, and finale gowns worthy of the wedding aisle. Models were dressed for the wet weather with see-through ponchos, Chanel rainboots, and plastic hats.
More than 80 fashion houses have showcased looks for next year during the course of this Paris Fashion Week, which closes the latest season of shows that have whizzed through New York, London, and Milan.