The Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018 runway show in Paris, France was nothing short of a fairy tale. Models in black veils, vibrant colored beaded gowns, legendary tweed styles, feathered garments, and floral crowns walked the catwalk of this Paris Haute Couture Week event.
Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld also made a statement in returning to the iconic Grand Palais space, a destination with great Chanel history.
“Echoing 17th Century ponds and groves, the nef of the Grand Palais is transformed into a verdant landscape for the Spring/Summer 2018 Haute Couture show,” Chanel shared about the venue. “An alcove of leafy and wooden plaits surrounds the fountain, elevated at center stage. Beneath the arcade of this junction that are punctuated by the four entrance lodges, the models cross paths. Guests can watch them from the benches on which they sit.”
The natural landscape of the beautiful venue echoed back on the floral details and pastel colors visible in the runway showing.
“Ranging in prints, embroideries or lace, flowers are sprinkled throughout the collection,” the brand shared. “Bouquets of anemones and buttercups, petals of wisteria and carnations are meshed with the traditional camellia, signature flower of the House. Leafy gems, floral laces enhanced with stones, botanical embroideries, and other floral plumetis, adorn dotted‑muslin bustier dresses and evening gowns. Tiered skirts in tulle or feather look as if they are flowers about to bloom. Multicolored petals in watercolor tints are printed on the light flowing skirts.”
As an added layer of buzzworthy magic, 16-year-old Chanel It Girl and model of the moment Kaia Gerber made her Couture debut walking in this show, wearing an elaborate floral and feathered ensemble.