Paris Fashion Week AW17: Chanel

Dana Mortada   |   07-03-2017

Karl Lagerfeld took us to the moon and back this morning. Like always, Chanel brings a stylish end to Paris Fashion Week, and today Karl transformed the Grand Palais into a space station with a life-size spaceship as the show’s centrepiece.

Anything is possible in Lagerfeld’s world, and his fall-winter 2017 collection offered nothing less. The “Chanel Ground Control” themed collection set a retro-futuristic tone with the ’60s influenced boxy mini dresses and ‘Go Go’ boots. There was an obvious astronaut style found in monochrome hues, outer space prints and mirrored goggles that added a modern twist.

Models with slicked back hair were sent out on a shiny silver runway, in glittering separates, pearl beaded headbands, and there were a lot of tweed and rich knits; and few all-in-white men looks that balanced out the space-age inspired collection. Astronaut printed black dresses, twinkling glitter boots with a patent leather toe, fingerless metallic gloves and shiny space shawls also walked the runway.

Chanel always organizes one of the most striking shows during Paris Fashion Week.  Yes, you heard correctly at the show’s finale, Lagerfeld fired up his completely functioning rocket ship and lifted into the air, while the models line up around it and waited for Karl to arrive onto the launchpad and take his final bow. Now, that was something out of this world!