Chanel Fall-Winter 2018/19 at Haute Couture Week
Paris — the City of Light, lovelocks and the Seine River — was the backdrop Tuesday in Chanel's Fall-Winter 2018/19 collection during Haute Couture Week in Paris. The runway featured a recreation of a Parisian cityscape, all inside the nave of the Grand Palais. No detail was spared: from the padlocks on the famed Pont des Arts bridge to the surrounding riverside booksellers (with Chanel-themed literature), to thick city stones and the majestic domed French Academy.
Mirroring the nostalgic Parisian decor, Chanel's 67 accomplished looks came in the colors of the city. Light gray stood for zinc rooftops, almond green for historic building roofs, anthracite for roads and gold and silver, for "reflections of the moon in the rippling Seine."
Pinks and mauves reflected sunrise; black and deep navy, the night. White and beige captured the French capital's annoyingly changeable weather. Sleeves flapped and unfurled in a unique bell shape, which was achieved thanks to an open arm zipper. It possessed a fresh sporty-meets-regal air. The unfurling shape moved down the body into long split skirts that sported open panels at the sides and another skirt underneath. Folded cuff boots furthered this unfurling dynamic. The cuff opened out of the shoe stylishly — in black, white, gray or in iridescent embroidered sequins.
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