“As if to show off and emphasize the stature of the Chanel brand, designer Karl Lagerfeld staged an immensely spectacular haute couture collection at Grand Palais where a gigantic lion was the highlight of the collection. The lion was chosen as it symbolizes the zodiac of Madame Coco Chanel.
The collection was rich in imagination and decoration, and thought-provoking in its challenging new proportions. The day clothes were all about line: tweed jackets cropped to the ribs with buttons running like tram lines from top to narrow bottom-half. There were several bolero-length tops, with knee or calf-length skirts paired with slouchy, ruched ankle boots with the iconic black toe cap. The evening looks were equally beautiful with short, bold dresses and several unique embroidered pieces.
The greatest applause went to Mr. Lagerfeld’s male muse, model Baptiste Giabiconi, who walked the finale wearing a lion’s mane along with a model ‘bride’. And the couturier himself, whose Chanel megalomaniac show managed to steal the limelight of the entire Paris Couture Week. A roaring good show indeed.”