A 330-foot (100-meter) cruise liner — with steaming funnels and gangplanks — was constructed within the Grand Palais in Paris for CHANEL's Cruise 2018/19 presentation. The ship, ‘La Pausa’, was named after Gabrielle Chanel’s summer house on the French Riviera. The ship took two months to create with an exterior in plywood and a hull made of myriad steel, was brought to life by lighting mimicking lapping ocean waves and the sound of cawing sea gulls.
The French luxury label's collection was replete with a complementing nautical theme, for this mid-season collection. More photos here.